Hecking wishes the club victory

Hecking wishes the club victory

The 1.FC nurnberg’s offense is weak because injuries keep forcing coach michael kollner to make personnel changes. Dieter hecking, meanwhile, wishes the club "another three-goal win" in the bundesliga soccer match against SC freiburg.

Als hecking, from 2009 to 2012 coach of the 1. FC nurnberg, michael kollner gave encouragement for the end of the year against SC freiburg ("if you play like today, then the points are possible; I wish you that you make another three against freiburg"), the latter looked for a long moment lost in thought into space. It seemed as if club-coach kollner had not really noticed hecking’s words. No doubt, the 0:2 (0:0) on tuesday at the top team borussia monchengladbach has a lot to do with kollner, who was 1. FC nurnberg also after the 16. Matchday lingering on a relegation place, left its mark.

"We played a really good game and invested a lot", stated the 47-year-old. However, it was difficult to come back after the 0:1. "We had to take the lead with two great chances right at the beginning of the game. There we missed to put a sign on the display board."

What was meant was the double chance in the 6th minute. The first minute, when alexander fuchs, with the participation of a gladbach defender, had the ball hit the crossbar, and then adam zrelak, the only top player in nurnberg’s 4-1-4-1 system, was unable to get past gladbach goalkeeper yann sommer with a powerful and precise header.

Ten games without a win

And so the promoted team, which has not won in ten games, remained without a goal of its own for the third game in a row. One aspect that can be taken as a reason for the poor finishing – only six shots were fired at goal against gladbach – is the numerous absences due to injury.

For the borussia match, kollner had to do without the injured hanno behrens, enrico valentini, eduard lowen and christian mathenia, as well as defender robert bauer (ankle problems) and offensive powerhouse mikael ishak (thigh problems) at short notice – and was thus forced to make further changes to the squad and tactical alignment.

Fur bauer jerks youngster kevin goden into the starting eleven on the right side of defense. However, the 19-year-old left an unfocused and erratic impression in this position. This did not go unnoticed by the head coach, who chose the brazilian ewerton to defend in place of goden after the break.

Impulses only via the eaves

Because even federico palacios and alexander fuchs, who together with the only "six" ondrej petrak formed the central midfield, from the 25. While the first two years of the new system were primarily concerned with security tasks, much of the forward movement remained stagnant. With virtually no creative impetus coming from the center, it was the two eavers, especially virgil misidjan, who provided danger in front of the gladbach goal. However, there was a lack of customers to exploit the well-timed crosses.

Situation in the cellar comes to a head

For this saturday’s first leg (15.30 o’clock) at home against SC freiburg, kollner hopes at least for the return of ishak and bauer – and for a sense of achievement: "despite the injury worries, we have to make sure that we put in a strong performance against freiburg."This will also be of note in order not to lose touch with the places above the line.

Fourteenth-placed FC augsburg is only four points away from the club, but the 2-1 defeat of league leaders borussia dortmund by fellow promoted fortuna dusseldorf has further aggravated the situation in the bottom of the table. Particularly since the dusseldorf team will be in the 17. We still have to face hannover 96 on match day – a team that, like nurnberg and dusseldorf, is looking to catch up with the lower midfield of the rankings.

What speaks for the nurnbergers against freiburg is the breisgau team’s weakness away from home: christian streich’s team has only won one game away from home. Nurnberg’s head of defense georg margreitter female: "we now have a very important home game." To make hecking’s wish come true, at least one goal must be scored – at the front.

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