After Dimitrios Grammozis (43) was kicked out, can Schalke get back into the second division promotion race? Trainer legend Felix Magath (68), himself with the Royal Blues from 2009 to 2011: “After the 3: 4 home defeat against Rostock, I no longer believe that they can still make it.”
For him it is clear: Werder goes straight back up!
Magath: “Bremen took the decisive step towards the Bundesliga by winning the north derby (3-2 at HSV; editor’s note). They can’t take that anymore, they’re through.”
In Magath’s eyes, the pursuers Darmstadt and St. Pauli lack consistency: “I don’t find either of them that convincing.”
So does his HSV (six points behind the direct promotion place) get back into the Bundesliga race?
Magath: “The deficit can definitely be made up. The chances for HSV are still there. He has the best squad together with Werder. That must now pay off in victories.”