Outwardly, the word “ascent” is taboo. In Bochum, after various failed attempts to return to the elite league (relegation 2010), they keep a low profile.
But internally, the team, the coaching team and the board of directors vowed: We want to finally do it this season.
Secret plan at VfL: The company’s ascent begins on Saturday.
With a home win against Darmstadt (1 p.m., Sky and BILD.de live ticker), the ambitions should be underlined. Coach Thomas Reis (47): “The games in January are trend-setting. Against Darmstadt it is important to make a start. We want to stay at the top, if that succeeds, we will probably be there until the end. That is the goal. And I always set myself high goals … “
The word “ascent” is skilfully avoided. Nevertheless, it is clear what is meant. With manager Sebastian Schindzielorz (41) it sounds like this: “We want to transport the euphoria, intensity and quality of 2020 into 2021.”
In order to finally be able to celebrate the return to the Bundesliga in May in Bochum after eleven years of abstinence!