The Reds expect 19,000 spectators against Ingolstadt. Christoph Dabrowski (43) is saying goodbye after a total of twelve 96 years. The coach’s contract will not be renewed.
Bitter for the captain: Captain Marcel Franke (tendon injury) has to watch his last game, he is moving to Karlsruhe.
Dabro: “I wish for nothing more than a home win at the end.”
Then the successor to Jan Zimmermann (42), who was released at the end of November, would have scored 28 points in 19 games – an average of 1.5.
“That would be a record that is worth seeing,” says Dabro. He emphasizes: “The anticipation is there to play the last game in front of our own spectators. We want to round it all off with a home win, then we can go straight out the door.”
He used the last week of training to talk to his players, assess their performance and give tips for the future.
Dabro: “In the last few days I’ve had a lot of one-on-one talks with the guys, gave feedback, reflected. I will say a few words to the team after the game, wish them all the best for the future and then say goodbye to the holiday.”
In addition to Dabro and assistant coach Garip Capin, eight players are said goodbye.
Is Dabro still handing out a few gifts to the outgoing players like Mike Frantz or Dominik Kaiser? Is there a change in goal? Can young players like Mick Gudra and Lawrence Ennali hope to play?
As always, the coach keeps a low profile: “As always, I will not reveal who we are playing with today.”
In the BILD interview, he wished his successor Stefan Leitl all the best – and will continue to follow the Reds closely.
Dabro: “I’ll keep an eye on 96 and follow the development. I wish 96 only the best – on the way to the Bundesliga at some point.”