Why Eintracht coach Glasner jokes about Ansgar Knauff’s header goal

Via Antwerp, Piraeus, Istanbul, Seville, Barcelona and London back to Seville?

Unity conquers Europe!

The Euro kings Ansgar Knauff (20) and Daichi Kamada (25) shot Frankfurt to victory in a 2-1 win in West Ham. And now, to top it off, they want to make it into the final of the Europa League.

Knauff headed the 1-0 in the first minute after a great cross from Rafael Borré. It is already his second important Euro goal, with the dream goal in the quarterfinals against Barça (1-1).

And after the 4-1 win at Hertha, Knauff scored his second goal with his head. Eintracht coach Oliver Glasner (47) smiles: “In the final training session we always play a cross game. He’s always the joker who gets extra points for a header goal because he normally never scores one.”

Knauff is on loan from Dortmund until the summer of 2023. However, Eintracht has no purchase option. It’s a shame given his current development…

Glasner praises the talented winger: “We give him advice. He implements it on the pitch. Ansgar stays humble, that’s important. He knows that he can still improve a lot to start a great career.”

Kamada scored the winning goal in London again, as in 2019 in the 2-1 win at Arsenal.

The Japanese ran into a rebound against the Hammers and pocketed it to make it 2-1. No Frankfurter shines as often in Europe as Kamada. It was his fifth goal in eleven games of the current competition. In total, he scored eleven times in 27 European Cup appearances for Eintracht, plus four assists.

His contract runs until 2023. The future is open. The Japanese can continue to offer himself for a possible summer change – or play with Eintracht through the possible title win in Frankfurt Champions Leaguen.

Glasner: “We have to do something better in the second leg in order to reach the final in Seville. We want to travel even further.”


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