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Before relegation final at BVB: Why Hertha BSC has to tremble again

In the fight for relegation, Hertha BSC continues to have everything in his own hands. Nevertheless, the Berliners tremble at BVB before the season finale. The two missed match balls against Bielefeld and Mainz have left traces.

Felix Magath has already experienced everything in his 502 Bundesliga games as head coach. And yet the upcoming descent showdown at Borussia Dortmund brings up a little out of rest the experienced trainer of Hertha BSC.

“I will hardly sleep the night before the game,” said Magath in advance. The old master knows: His team has a lot to lose on Saturday (3:30 p.m./Sky), after two unnecessarily gave match balls against Arminia Bielefeld (1: 1) and Mainz 05 (1: 2) the Berliners continue to tremble for the whereabouts in The 1st Bundesliga.

The Herthans themselves have it in their hands, a measly point would be enough to stay in the league. Otherwise, the relegation threatens that possible opponents there were Werder Bremen, HSV or Darmstadt 98.

“I see a reason for hope because we have stabilized. We have reached the minimum goal – now we want to reach the maximum goal,” said Magath two days before the guest appearance at BVB. He was “slightly tense and nervous”, but he was before every game, the 68-year-old assured.

The Berliners take three points ahead of VfB Stuttgart to the season finale, but the goal difference speaks for the Swabians. For playerss managing director Fredi Bobic, however, “no fire speech” is needed to skip the players. “Everyone knows what it is about. It is now important to radiate confidence and self -confidence,” the official clarified.

Magath warns Hertha BSC: “You have to do the association”

Line boss Magath could help that he has developed a functioning player framework in the capital surprisingly quickly. The days when the old lady almost defenselessly revealed herself.

Some of a previously unhappy professional gave the coaching veteran into a new tailwind: players like Lucas Tougeart, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Davie Selke recently flourished.

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Magath illustrated that there is still a lot in the Argen at Hertha on Wednesday evening at a media event by the Berlin publisher.

“You have to do the association,” said the trainer, who was committed as a rescuer. Because in addition to playersing problems, the club paralyzes the recurring quarrels in the management level for years.

President Werner Gegenbauer, investor Lars Windhorst, playerss director Fredi Bobic: They were all recently clashed, partly carried out their differences regarding the alignment of the club. Unpleasant side war locations for Magath.

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First of all, however, the focus is now on the league. He succeeds, Magath completes his (for now) the last game as Hertha coach.

“I haven’t thought about what would come from Sunday. I’m fully focused on Saturday,” the 68-year-old emphasized on Thursday.

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Magath is particularly important that his protégés appear again as a closed unit at BVB. In the 1-2 against Mainz, too many players had left the basic order, suddenly the team looked unstable again.

Wunder things cannot do Magath either. He recently said about the condition of the squad: “This team was not a team. We have two to three very good foreign players in the squad, who have not yet made any roots in Berlin. Then we have two to three good German players who like to are here, but still have to grow. “

Also means: relegation alone will not be enough to be able to fix all the Hertha construction sites. However, he would make it much easier to restart the mandatory restart.

And Felix Magath could finally sleep calmly again.

Heiko Lütkehus (with “AFP” material)