Hertha is facing a great challenge!
On November 20, the Derby will take place at Union in the Alte Försterei – a huge game for the city. And a HUGE problem for the team of coach Pal Dardai (45)!
Because: Union has the air superiority in headers. Hertha, on the other hand, does not come up. Hertha conceded five goals from headers (standards and out of the game), only bottom leader Fürth is worse.
Dardai warns: “The Unioners are a physical team. Big and very strong at the head. “
The iron defense towers Marvin Friedrich (1.92 meters), Robin Knoche (1.90 meters) and Timo Baumgartl (1.90 meters) pose a huge problem for the Dardai troops.
That is why the coach and his team around assistant Zecke Neuendorf (46) are increasingly relying on standard training during the international break. Means: head out flanks, defend better in the air.
There is a reason for this: Ten of Hertha’s 24 goals conceded fell according to standards – a sad negative record in the Bundesliga. With such statistics, the Union giants are threatened with the next impact.
How dangerous Hertha’s standard weakness is, the game against Leverkusen (1: 1) showed: The equalizer in the 90th minute fell after a free kick. Two points gone.
Maximilian Mittelstädt (24) on defending in the air after resting balls: “We have to practice that vigorously now. It can’t be that we always cash in on something like that. “
That will be seen at the derby.