The Berliners with their lofty plans have lost six of the last eight games, and there have been two draws. “This squad is not geared for the relegation battle”, sporting director Arne Friedrich had already mentioned a shortcoming of Hertha before kick-off: Matheus Cunha, Dodi Lukébakio, Krzysztof Piatek, Mattéo Guendouzi, Lucas Tousart – these are all players who were committed to To promote Hertha to the upper regions. For three weeks now you can also count world champion Sami Khedira, who played against RB for the first time from the start. His testimony says: He tried hard.
Dárdai already looks kinked
The re’s no bit of luck at the moment, it’s not easy for the players psychologically after the defeats,” said Dárdai, and one might add, neither is it for the coach. He was called four weeks ago as someone who was supposed to convey a spirit of optimism. Actually, he can do exactly that, spread a good mood, but after the third home bankruptcy in a row, the coach looks bent. He has not yet won.
During his earlier time as Hertha coach, Dárdai gained the reputation of being able to stabilize a team defensively, which was definitely noticeable against the Leipzig team. With the surprising inclusion of the two strong defenders Lukas Klünter and Marton Dárdai, who is also the coach’s son, he made it difficult for the guests to play their assault game. At least that was an improvement over the previous weeks, the result in the end was the same as usual. Zero points for Hertha.
The fact that he then called the goal a »can opener« has something slightly humorous about RB Leipzig.
Often one goal is better
What goes wrong at Hertha goes well at RB. Julian Nagelsmann’s team can also afford games in which the team does not shine. Thanks to the solid to sometimes outstanding defense, which this time also worked without the ailing Dayot Upamecano, in the end you usually have a goal advantage: 1-0 against Bayer, 1-0 against Union, 2-1 against Augsburg, 1-0 against Stuttgart , 1-0 against Hoffenheim, 2-1 against Bielefeld – that’s what it often reads this season.
The Berlin standards remained completely harmless. Hertha celebrated their anniversary on Sunday: Against RB there was the 100th Hertha corner in a row without a goal.
The team is two points closer to the recently ailing Bayern. From now on something like a title fight is suggested again, you have to wait and see how long it lasts.
The bad: Four more clubs from the top eight will follow in the next five games: first Wolfsburg, then Leverkusen, then Union and Borussia Mönchengladbach again. If things go bad, Hertha is JWU in April. Janz way down.