General rehearsal in Mainz, the eyes go to Seville: Eintracht Frankfurt is looking forward to the final showdown in the Europa League.
Oliver Glasner started the final countdown for the game of the year. One day after the successful dress rehearsal through the 2: 2 (2: 1) at FSV Mainz 05, the coach of Eintracht Frankfurt pressed his fingers crossed for the women’s team, fevered in the fight for the premier class – and also beamed shortly before the most important game The recent looseness is still out of the recent club history.
It sounds “maybe a bit stupid,” admitted Glasner, but it was “important that we don’t make it bigger than it is. Of course it’s a final, but it’s a football game.”
A little distance is now needed, “We can’t sit at home now and only think: Seville, Sevilla, Rangers, Rangers. Then we are broken there,” emphasized the Austrian.
Eintracht Frankfurt expects 50,000 fans in Seville
Because in the glutofen Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán in Sevilla, it should also arrive on a cool head at over 30 degrees on Wednesday (9:00 p.m./RTL) against the Glasgow Rangers.
The euphoria on the Main, before the decisive game on the dream trip through the Europa League, hardly knows any limits. The longing for the first international title in 42 years is huge.
“The heart has been pounding for almost two weeks. You can tell in the whole city, everyone is hot for this final. We can hardly wait,” said Djibril Sow, after the fans of their European Cup overflows with loud chants from Mainz towards Sevilla had said goodbye. “We know about the chance,” emphasized Sow: “I hope that we will win the thing with the fans in the back.”
Up to 50,000 Frankfurters are expected in Seville, tens of thousands of supporters more from Scotland. In the Andalusian city and in the ranks in the evening it should cook. It was all the more important for the Hesse to return to Mainz to competition mode.
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“The most important thing was that the players felt again that we need this punch,” said Glasner, whose team accepted the game after a “cruel” initial phase. Sow also spoke of a “good mood”. The goals from Tuta (26th) and Rafael Borré (35th) as well as the Mainzer Marcus Ingvartsen (10th/49th) were nevertheless only a marginal note.
After eight league games without success, the Hesse now travel to the final as a table. The Bundesliga season was “not so exhilarating”, emphasized captain Sebastian Rode, “but we can make up for a lot if we get the thing on Wednesday.” In addition to the silver pot, it also attracts the Champions League.
In any case, the shape is right, and in defense Evan Ndicka is available in Mainz despite a short fright. “We have everything in it, in the head, in the body,” said Glasner before leaving on Tuesday: “Now it is important to build this joy, enthusiasm and passion.”