The ignition at the right time: Sosa and Kalajdzic end their dry spell
Last but not least, weak offensive performances brought Stuttgart into this predicament. VfB on the edge of the second class, before the last match day and their own game at FC Bayern. With a surprisingly good appearance in the 2-2, the Swabians were able to get a little bit of air. The relegation is as good as secure. Thanks to a good performance of everyone at the record champion and the finally working offensive duo Borna Sosa and Sasa Kalajdzic.
- Kalajdzic: “Then it’s not easy”
- a draw for the “head, morality” – and the table
- regardless of the season finish: kalajdzic not averse to change
Kalajdzic: “Then it’s not easy”
Since the 26th matchday, the 1-1 at Union Berlin, Stuttgart’s most dangerous doubles had no longer made a goal together. Then followed the 52nd minute in the Allianz Arena. The third flank Sosas finds the head of Kalajdzic within a few seconds, which scores the 2-2. “Borna and me have a good job,” explains the scorer, who was exposed to a real special treatment in the past few weeks. “It felt like every team borna delivered with two men and I was covered by two men in the penalty area. Then it is not easy.”
a draw for the “head, morality” – and the table
The fact that Kalajdzic suddenly appeared alone a minute after his goal to equalize alone in front of Manuel Neuer, but failed due to Germany’s number 1, only limited the Austrian. “I know that I should have put the ball in,” says the international. “But it still prevails the positive.” Regardless of the fact that the many opportunities could have been enough for a win. Maybe even have to. “Of course you can always complain that there would have been more in it. But we worked out so much with the point for the head, for morality.” For the table.
For the 34th matchday, all options are open to the Swabians. With a win, they could even interfere with Hertha BSC to 15th place if the Berliners don’t score against Dortmund. With a draw, the relegation place is safe, even if Bielefeld, which shows a worse goal difference, should win in Leipzig. “Now it is up to us. We will see how important the point is next week.” Kalajdzic does not believe that the minimum goal of relegation could be in danger. “There would have to be a lot to do that we don’t make it,” said the striker who prefers to “squint a bit”.
regardless of the season finish: kalajdzic not averse to change
According to the crowd favorite, a possible relegation does not matter how things go with him personally. Kalajdzic is courted and not averse to changing before the end of his contract expiring at the end of June 2023. The traditional club cannot and does not want to rule this out, and a transfer can also expect around 20 million euros. When asked how often he will still wear the VfB jersey, Kalajdzic only says: “I hope that it will only be once again this season. After that, you will continue to see.”