The performance that Hertha BSC showed in Dortmund on Saturday afternoon was not that after 34 match days the gear must be started in the relegation. And yet the game against BVB was symbolic for the season of the old lady, who is now going into the unwanted extension – the first time since 2012, when ultimately pulled the loser against Fortuna Düsseldorf.
Managing Director Fredi Bobic also saw Hertha‘s good appearance, “we passionately defended. The boys made it outstanding,” the 50-year-old recognized at the Sky microphone-in the first round there was no chance for BVB. However, this changed in the second phase of the game, although the pressure of the Dortmund was not excessive. “It was bitter for us that the 1-2 was too easy,” said Bobic, who found a typical scene for this messed up season in Youssoufa Moukokos. “Interior post, in. It all fits into the situation in which we are in.”
Nevertheless, the late deficit at Bobic was not the trigger for increased pulse, the interim compensation was much more worried. “I was most excited about the penalty, but not about the referee because he has to whistle it according to the rule.” However, according to Bobic, this rule is a “insane rule”. Marvin Plattenhardt had got the ball on his arm after Santiago Ascacibar, also with his arm, had deflected it. Unnecessarily, the Argentinian also saw the fifth yellow card, which lacks it in the relegation first leg.
Hertha could no longer recover from the deficit, and because Stuttgart won against Cologne (2-1) at the same time, the old lady ended the season in 16th place. “The boys are now down, that’s clear. They are totally ready and Worked on in the cabin, “Bobic gave an insight, but to get rid of a declaration of war:” One thing is clear: we have two games now and in the two games we have to judge. That is the last chance, the last little bit of hope what we do to have.”
In order to be competitive again on Thursday (8:30 p.m.), the capital club is initially on construction work. “It will be the main task for us to get the boys back psychologically,” said Bobic, for whom it is irrelevant who you ultimately meet. “No matter whether it is HSV or Darmstadt, we have to wrestle them in two games.”