Last summer, Arne Maier moved to the Bundesliga competitor FC Augsburg on a loan base of Hertha BSC. For the Fuggerstädtern, the Mittelfeldmann is long indispensable. Before the season final spurt, the former Berliner now spoke about the starting point in the relegation battle.
20 games, one goal, four templates – the previous balance of Arne Maier at FC Augsburg reads a positive way for a central midfielder. Under coach Markus Weinzierl plays the former U21 international, if it is fit, an important role.
However, since the 23-year-old Coronabatting has already missed some encounters, the obligation to pay between the FCA and Hertha BSC can no longer intervene over five million euros, which would have been activated after 25 starting elements. So it’s still unclear whether Maier will also run over the next season for Augsburg. His working paper in Berlin ends 2023.
Currently, however, future planning for Maier plays only a subordinate role, eventually he bangs with the FCA as well as his hard-weared Stammverein Hertha, who had committed to the week Felix Magath as a new coach.
Three points and 20 goals Discount the Bavarian Swabia rank 14 currently from the old lady in 17th 17th 17th place. In addition, Augsburg still has a catch-up against Mainz in the hindhand.
Maier wants to show no grace in direct duel with Hertha BSC
In conversation with the “Bundesliga Image”, Maier now made it clear that its attachment to his training course Hertha continues to grow great, but the compassion in the survival vapor, however, is naturally limited.
“I played there for 14 years, still look at every game, have many connections to Hertha. For a club with such great ambitions, as a capital club, is so difficult a situation in the relegation battle even more difficult,” emphasized the right foot that expressed the desire That “at the end of Hertha and Augsburg are staying in”.
However, Maier does not want to distribute gifts. “On the 30th matchday against Berlin, the points in Augsburg remain. We know the situation, are prepared. That’s why we stay in it!” He announced.