“I was fucked up and broken after half an hour.”
Janni Serra (23) knocked out one after the final whistle. Not his only hit. In Holstein Kiel’s 1-1 draw in Nuremberg, the striker (now nine goals this season) hit the right angle with his head after a precise cross from Johannes van den Bergh (67).
Serra puffed: “We can live with the point very, very well.” There are now four for Kiel in two away games after another Corona quarantine. The gap to HSV and relegation place 3 is (with two games less) only one point.
Trainer Ole Werner had swapped his “boy band”, sent Finn Porath and Joshua Mees on stage, and kept Fin Bartels and Fabian Reese backstage. Phil Neumann played in the back right.
The new group missed the vote once in a good first half. Borkowski (31st) used that to make it 0-1. When Mees’ shot (36th), Nuremberg’s Mathenia got her arm on.
Sports director Uwe Stöver demanded at halftime: “We have to develop this absolute goal hazard or be as efficient as the opponent.”
Did they! The club was now more decisive in the game, but hit the aluminum twice (53rd, 58th). Kiel scored (with the substitutes Bartels, Reese, Arslan) on the other hand through Serra in the only top chance in half two.
The coach: “We are satisfied with the yield. We can play freely. The pressure is on those who have been able to train four weeks more … ”
Now it’s Saturday’s cup semifinals to Borussia Dortmund. Werner: “This is a huge opportunity. We want to show our best possible performance in Dortmund. The ones we have in our quiver and the circumstances allow us. We will mobilize all forces. “