Entertainment Fürth wants to go up: “Don't defend ourselves against anything”
Solskjaer praises 'clinical' Manchester United
After December's galling Champions League group-stage exit, the Red Devils put together an impressive domestic run that saw them reach the top of the Premier League last month. But things have gone awry recently, with Sunday's disappointing 1-1 draw at embattled West Brom meaning they had just two victories to show from six matches in all competitions.Solskjaer's side got back to winning ways in style in Thursday's Europa League last 32 clash against Sociedad, with Bruno Fernandes' brace complemented by Marcus Rashford and Daniel James in a 4-0 first-leg win in Turin.'We played well,' the United boss said.
Havard Nielsen quarreled with his shoe size. In stoppage time, the SpVgg Greuther Fürth striker slipped 2: 2 (0: 1) in Hanover just past a cross from David Raum and thus missed the possible winner. So the Franks lost two important points in the promotion of the 2nd division.
"The last action really hurts, it was so close," said Nielsen. “I actually start right, see the ball and have a good short sprint, I'm two centimeters missing. Maybe I have to get a new shoe size so that I might push the thing over the line next time, ”said the professional soccer player from Norway.
Rose fears unrest: "Take defeat on my head"
It was a troubled week at Borussia Mönchengladbach after Marco Rose's decision to move to Dortmund in the summer. After the defeat against Mainz (1: 2) on Saturday and thus before the weeks of truth, the coach found clear words. © imago images Thoughtful: BMG coach Marco Rose during the game against Mainz. "In the end, it is my defeat, which I take on my own responsibility, and which I am responsible for.
The happy ending was so denied the Fürthern in a game in which they put away two backlogs. Trainer Stefan Leitl found the “way we played absolutely okay for 75 minutes”. What bugged him was the result. «That is certainly disappointing because of the way the game played. We lost two points. "
Genki Haraguchi and Moussa Doumbouya, who came to Germany as a refugee from Guinea, put Hanover in the lead twice on Saturday. The ex-Brunswick Nielsen and the substitute Dickson Abiama each equalized.
In the ascent race, the draw for the Franks (43 points) was a small setback. But one that can be corrected next Saturday in the home game against direct rivals VfL Bochum (45). "We will also try to beat Bochum," announced sports director Rachid Azzouzi on Bayerischer Rundfunk.
Thesker still has a bill with Fürth.
Holstein Kiel will play the top game at SpVgg Greuther Fürth tonight and have their sights set on the top of the table. © imago images Holstein Kiel's Stefan Thesker has a past from Fürth. Hamburger SV made a mistake in Würzburg, losing 2: 3 at the bottom of the table. VfL Bochum lost 0-1 at FC Erzgebirge Aue. The same points as the favorites for promotion gave the KSV a step forward, which the Kielers want to use this evening in Fürth.
Even if the Franks did not start the season with the goal of promotion, Azzouzi, Leitl and the players attacked it with all their might in the final spurt. «The way we play, we're right up there. We don't defend ourselves against anything, ”said Azzouzi. The team was "hungry and greedy for success," said the manager.
In the Corona crisis with major financial losses, a second Bundesliga year in the Fürth club's history would be a blessing, as Azzouzi emphasized. "A promotion would help our club enormously." Around 25 million euros in TV money alone would mean “three times the current budget”, calculated the 50-year-old manager.
Leitl does not talk about promotion, but wants to mix with his strong team «as long as possible». The trainer continues to think in stages: As the “next goal” he has given out “the 50-point mark”.
Rösler's roller coaster into nowhere .
The intermediate sprint from the beginning of December to the beginning of January raised hopes at Fortuna Düsseldorf. It is now becoming increasingly clear that the relegated person is not able to catch up with the promotion ranks. © imago images Will you be a Fortuna trainer next season? Uwe Rösler. Around Christmas the red and whites collected points and nourished the hope of their supporters to catch up with the top teams in the league.