Only the opponents have Champions League level at Hertha. And has been for weeks. Coach Dardai also complains. The club icon has no choice but to appease and calm down. A simple calculation went wrong with its predecessor.
Did Pal Dardai really speak of the premier class after the eighth winless Hertha game in a row? He did it and yet was far from all big city airs.
“That means: this week we played against Frankfurt, they are up there, Bayern are up there, Leipzig, next week against Wolfsburg. We just have to keep working like that, ”demanded Dardai.
Club idol Dardai is still waiting for his first win after his coaching return. After four unsuccessful attempts, the 44-year-old has now switched to the appeasement mode. He can’t help it either. “ The result is sad. We marched again and again and tried, ”he said after the hapless Leipzig duel.
“We just have to stay calm, don’t panic,” demanded the Hungarian.
Dardai has to notice that the squad planning of ex-manager Michael Preetz and his adjutant Arne Friedrich, who was promoted to sports director, was quite a mistake.
This was also reflected against Leipzig. “I said from the beginning, folks, if someone saw the game plan, if someone saw that the players were chosen for other dreams, then you knew it would be more difficult,” said Dardai – without giving a name.
Last year’s transfer expenses totaled over 100 million euros only led Hertha to a dead end. Matheus Cunha and Krzysztof Piatek missed their scoring chances. Lucas Tousart and Matteó Guendouzi caused the three goals against. Alexander Schwolow and Omar Alderete only sat on the bench, Deyovaisio Zeefuik was no longer even in the squad. Jhon Cordoba has been injured for weeks. Only Sami Khedira, as ex-world champion with a fitness deficit, still enjoys a kind of protection bonus.
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Dardai is hoping for a knot loosener or for those games when it is no longer permanent against top clubs from mid-April. This way of thinking was the undoing of his predecessor Bruno Labbadia. In the last six games of the first half of the season he wanted to make big points. The re was only one win against the bottomed-up Schalke – until today the last for Hertha BSC.