“Well filled”, coach Urs Fischer set on Thursday when entering the media room in the stadium on the old Försterei. The press conference of the 1st FC Union Berlin was very well attended before the away game on Saturday (18.30 clock) at Hertha BSC.
A derby at the local rivals always pulls. But for the first time since the beginning of the Corona pandemic, the Olympic Stadium can also be filled with 74,667 visitors. The Bundesliga Parts 2020, which Hertha had won 4-0 and 3: 1, took place as ghost games. It was once again allowed to attend 3,000 participants by Union in January 3-2 Victorious Cup.
This will now be different without Corona editions. The “Oly” is sold out. Around 12,000 Union fans will accompany their team to Charlottenburg. “For me, it’s something new when the Olympic Stadium is full. I have not experienced that yet, many of my boys are not. We are looking forward to that,” said Fischer.
As before the cup game at the beginning of the year speaks a lot for Union. The team can play without pressure, Hertha depends on points in the relegation battle. With a victory beckons the Iron A Suspected Historical City Master Triple. Also in the first leg by Bundesliga Punkt in Köpenick, Union had triumphed (2: 0).
New objective in Köpenick
Fischer pats the pendants the emotions. The Swiss sees the matter rather “sober”. For him, in the first place counts what comes out at the end of the season. In this regard, Union published a new target, after the league with now 41 meters is also fed up mathematically.
The Köpenicker now officially looks at the Köpenicker Europe. This is the result of a meeting of coaching staff and team. “We agree. We will try to return to five and six place again. There are three, four points behind, you are added to the gate ratio, it is four, five points. There is still something possible,” says Fischer.
The sparrow in the hand, say rank seven, but should be defended in any case. As in the previous year, it could once again mean the qualification for the play-offs to the Europa Conference League if the trophy winner should qualify over the league for the Champions or Europa League. In 2021 Union benefited from Dortmund Cup victory and the simultaneous Champions League Quali of BVB.
Regardless of that Union may still dream of the cup victory, RB Leipzig and the SC Freiburg could turn into the seventh place for other teams with a cup profit in the European light.
Personnel are union goalkeeper Andreas Luthe and defender Paul Jaeckel not available. Luthe rose after surviving infection on Thursday afternoon again with easy training. Jaeckel, the only Berlin-Brandenburger in the Union team, just has to settle his fifth warning in Derby. Matthias cook