The rescue is in sight and Hertha BSC has it in your own hands. The Berliners want to secure the relegation against Mainz 05.
Felix Magath talked in Rage. “Nothing can happen, you do it” – the Hertha BSC coach has always heard this before the possibly decisive game for relegation. But “no matter how and what it is about. We need another 90 minutes of use, 90 minutes fight, 90 minutes of passion,” said the 68-year-old with emphasis.
Because the season was “not so round and happy for everyone who is Hertha fans,” said Magath. In the last home game of the season you “have the only way to correct something again”.
Hertha has the pole position in the relegation battle in 15th place, but Magath warned against FSV Mainz 05 (6:30 p.m.) before the game on Saturday: “There is an atmosphere” that signals, “you are already through “.
Hertha BSC can make the relegation perfect
This is by no means the case, but with a victory against the Rheinhessen, the capital club could secure the relegation on the penultimate matchday – and on its own. Hertha would no longer be dependent on shooting aid from Bayern Munich. The record champion receives VfB Stuttgart a day later, which is currently four points behind Hertha.
When asked about his tips in the direction of the record champions after his 1: 3 bankruptcy against Mainz last week, Magath emphasized that it is now about: “What does Hertha BSC do and not what do Bochum or Bavaria”.
According to Hertha’s draw in Bielefeld and the salvation that was missed, it had been different. The Hertha coach had asked himself at Sky whether the German champion “set the football game” and continued in the picture with a view to the Ibiza trip of some Bayern stars: “One master celebration is understandable once, but not three weeks long.”
Magath doesn’t worry about his future
The provocations towards the record champions before his duel with Stuttgart: probably “not entirely unselfish”, as Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann suspected. But Magath admitted on Friday that in his words he “referred to the result without knowing any facts” and of course such a team also has the right to celebrate.
On Saturday, Berliners would also like to celebrate the relegation from the expected 70,000 spectators in the Olympic Stadium. Most recently, the mood between the followers and the club had been tense after the jersey demonstration in the city derby against Union Berlin.
“The players sat together,” said games manager Fredi Bobic. “We are also in the boat and convey. Let’s take a look at Saturday.” However, he wiped questions about player contracts and the coaching solution beyond the end of the season: “Everything is subordinate to the relegation”.
Magath also emphasized that he saw his future “relaxed” and has still “no thoughts”: “I could also imagine that I would sit down in peace and wait until next year in March. Then I can call that do what I can do so well. “