Hannover 96: Finally a comeback! The goal is there

Finally he’s flying again.

After a twelve-week injury break, Ron-Robert Zieler (32) will celebrate his comeback on Saturday in the test against Werder (12.30 p.m. in the Eilenriedestadion).

“I’m so happy,” said the goalkeeper yesterday after training: “I’ve waited so long for this.”

On October 15, Zieler was injured against Schalke (0: 1). It lasted for 75 minutes, then took a wrong step – a muscle tore in the calf, the tendon was also damaged.

He did a rehab in Mallorca at his own expense, hoping to be able to play again in 2021 – in vain. Martin Hansen (31) represented him properly for eight games, but not like Zieler …

“Ron played a very good round and gave the team stability,” says coach Christoph Dabrowski: “I’m happy that I’ll be playing him on Saturday.”

Originally, Zieler and Hansen were supposed to share the 2×60 minutes playing time in the Werder test. Because of Hansen’s corona illness, the third keeper Marlon Sündermann (23) will now also be used.

Zieler has completely recovered from his injury, is fully resilient and highly motivated. When the people in front of him weren’t determined enough in the training game yesterday, the goalkeeper yelled from behind: “Shoot the goal. Men, be horny for goals … “

After Zieler’s long break, coach Dabrowski makes sure that he doesn’t overtax: “It looks good. But we are still very sensitive to him. ”The world champion does not have to go through every exercise in every training session, he should listen to his body and not take any risks. “He’s experienced enough.”

Unlike in the summer, when Jan Zimmermann left the number 1 duel open for a long time, Zieler is sure of his regular place despite the serious injury.

Dabrowski: “Ron was the top dog. I’m not someone who makes a lot of hocus-pocus stories. The tendency is already there for the top dog to take his place again. “

Hansen nevertheless retains a leading role.

Dabro: “Martin is a really important player for me, also in the dressing room. A great guy. He was always there when he was needed and is totally reliable. This is important. You saw how quickly something can happen. “


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