On the day after his successful premiere, coach Felix Magath braked out the euphoria at Hertha BSC from the quarantine.
“The victory was wonderful and now helps us at the beginning, but we still have a lot to do so we play football to stay in the league,” said the 68-year-old on Sunday at picture-live.
The deserved 3-0 (1: 0) at home against the TSG Hoffenheim, first Hertha victory in 2022, Magath had followed because of a corona disease in the hotel. “I was connected by the phone with the stadium, sitting in the room in front of the TV and was so always on ball height,” said the former Munich and Wolfsburg master coach.
On Wednesday Magath wants to leave Frostest and a day later on the training place. Still he feel “a scratching in the throat,” said the coach, “otherwise I am quite symptom-free”.
Magath praised his Scottish co-trainer Mark Fotheringham, who has very well represented him at the side line against Hoffenheim. “In this case, my assistant made the main work. I have assisted him from my living room almost,” says Magath. Foteringham had previously enriched: “I always had contact with the coach, the boss was always there.”
However, addressed to a special “Magath magic” shook the head coach head. “No,” he said, “the new coach always has the advantage of the player first believing that the new can bring them success.”