Hertha Berlin and Schalke 04 are bottom after the first half of the Bundesliga season. Both traditional clubs have similar problems.
According to Al-Assimah press reports, it was held on Tuesday evening (01/24/2023). Josh Wonder In the stands at the Olympic stadium, CEO of the American company.777 partners“Who wants to acquire shares in Hertha BSC for 375 million euros. The deal”on the finish line”, Hertha president Kai Bernstein announced recently. One can only hope for this wandering He is not making his investment dependent on what he saw in Hertha’s 5-0 defeat by Wolfsburg.
Berliners, after 1:3 to re-start In Bochum, he announced the fight against relegation, and played against the promoted Wolfsburg as a relegation candidate. Already at the break, when the score was 0: 3, Hertha lost the match without a chance. “Really underground. We ran headlessSporting director Freddy Bobic said he had spoken of his “worst performance” of the entire season.
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The team, which was also evident against Wolfsburg, lacks structure and players who take responsibility. Kevin-Prince Boateng, the passionate captain in the past, is just an extra player. Other potential leaders such as Captain Marvin Blattenhardt or the deputies Lucas Tousart Just do bring the necessary drive to the field.
Revered professionally and personally in Berlin, coach Sandro Schwartz appears to have no remedy for the ongoing sporting crisis. His record of 14 points from 17 games is no better than that of his predecessors Pal Darday and Typhon Korkut, who were both suspended last season. black bearerNot even remotely up for discussionCoach Bobic said and expressed his confidence in the coach.
But it is also true that Hertha has little or no financial space to hire a new coach as a firefighter – as happened the previous season when Felix Magath led Hertha to relegation. With millions of new investor available, only remaining shareholder Lars Windhorst has to be paid at the outset. His €130m investment in the team, an amount still elusive, has largely vanished without effect. “identity instead of dollar bills”, Hertha fans demanded banners in the match against Wolfsburg – and hit a nerve.
Hertha who is not only according to Wolfsburg coach Niko Kovac “In fact it belongs to the topHe’s clearly struggling with the role of having to play against relegation for the second year in a row. Even if Coach Schwartz recently emphasized:We know the situation we are in. But expectations are different for the capital club, who see themselves as a traditional league brand, with a huge amount of interest.
Schalke is on the way back to the second division
This is the parallel to the other big false start in the rest of the season, after the extraordinary World Cup break: Schalke 04 may have been promoted on paper, but they are still a club of great charisma. Memories of European Cup evenings are still relatively fresh for many fans.
Schalke is currently suffering not only from the legacy of years of mismanagement, both sporting and financial. The challenge of repositioning itself as a traditional club with diminished ambitions appears to be too difficult for the Royal Blues.
In the 0:3 defeat against Frankfurt, Schalke 04 saw themselves sold below their value. However, the 6-1 defeat against Leipzig confirmed the troubling impression from the weeks leading up to the World Cup in Qatar. Although Schalke got the next Champions League title in front of their noses in Leipzig, the fundamentally weak defense is not suitable for the German Bundesliga.
Schalke is also not a competitor in attack, scoring 14 goals and is the weakest attack in the league. With a meager 9 points, the “Royal Blues” are entering the second half of the season, and a renewed collapse into the second division seems inevitable. Fans ran out of the Schalke Arena before the final whistle.
They have already changed Schalke coach this season. Thomas Reis, who has to witness how his former club from Bochum is just emerging from disarray, looks confused. After a deal against Leipzig, he described the situation as well as his emotional world as “bad”.
Question marks about Kanabel winter transfers
Rescue measures initiated by sporting director Peter Knappel in the recent winter transfer window gave the impression that Schalke 04 was already assembling a team for next season in the second division. Frenchman Florent Mollet, perhaps the strongest player in the squad, sold Knäbel again – acquiring players like Jere Uronen, Niklas Tauer, Michael Frey and Tim Skarke, all of whom had little or no Bundesliga experience.
Schalke’s standout against Leipzig was 22-year-old Soichiro Kozuki, and not only because of his amazing goal. Important: The Japanese were still playing in the regional league team a few weeks ago. On Sunday, the bottom of the table expects the return of 1. FC Köln.
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