Today Hertha’s XXL program starts in the relegation battle!
After two weeks of corona quarantine, the Berlin team headed by head trainer Pal Dardai (45) was on the training ground for the first time on Friday.
In Mainz (kick-off at 6 p.m.) the first of six rescue games will take place in 20 days.
BILD clarifies the last questions before kick-off!
What is Hertha’s starting position?
With three games behind, the capital city club is in 17th place with 26 points. Up to relegation position 16 (Cologne) three points are missing, up to position 15 (Bielefeld) four points. Hertha is still playing against both cellar competitors. Trainer Dardai: “We have everything in our own hands.”
Who is missing?
Left-back Marvin Plattenhardt (29) and winger Dodi Lukebakio (23) were not allowed to train during the quarantine because of their Covid 19 disease, they are behind. Keeper Rune Jarstein (36) is also not yet fit again after his serious illness. Eduard Löwen (24) and Luca Netz (17) are injured.
Who is broadcasting the game?
The broadcast starts at 5.30 p.m. on Sky. Wolff Fuss comments on it.
Sascha Stegemann is the referee. In the video cellar in Cologne, Dr. Matthias Jöllenbeck too.
How fit is Hertha?
During the domestic isolation, athletics coach Henrik Kuchno () took over the training. He made the professionals sweat on bicycles and treadmills, and there were stabilization and fitness exercises.
In the three sessions on grass, Dardai got his team used to the ball again and also trained tactical forms. The Hungarian: “The boys did an exemplary job. That looked very good, I’m satisfied. “
Even for the experienced Dardai, his team’s appearance in Mainz after two weeks of quarantine is a lucky bag. But it is also clear: With a win, the Berliners could get a lot of tailwind for the rest of the program in the relegation battle.