Sport Hoffmann defends himself against allegations by some Fortuna fans
Trimmel: "I wish for people in the stadium"
Christopher Trimmel has had turbulent days, which somewhat dampened the cheers about staying out of the class. The defender of Union Berlin is now hoping for a conciliatory end of the season against Fortuna Düsseldorf. © imago images Missing the fans: Union captain Christopher Trimmel. The 0: 4 bankruptcy at 1899 Hoffenheim has now digested the professionals of 1. FC Union Berlin.
Düsseldorf. The descent from Fortuna Düsseldorf has been fixed since last Saturday. A few days later, central defender Andre Hoffmann spoke with emotional words via Instagram.
It was not an easy Saturday for Andre Hoffmann either. The native of Essen was replaced at the "Alte Försterei" in Berlin-Köpenick after a good hour and had to watch the descending descent from the bank in the last 30 minutes.
Fortuna's central defender took a few days after the defeat against Union to digest the relegation shock. On Wednesday, he then spoke up via Instagram and addressed emotional words to Fortuna's fans. "Its hard. But if you only have 30 points after the 34th matchday, you deserve to descend. It was avoidable and it hurts, ”writes Hoffmann. “We have seldom managed to reward ourselves for the good performance in the second half of the season. We got one setback after another, shook as a team and kept getting up. But in the end it was probably a few blows too much. ”
Remote duels full of explosiveness: The scenarios for the season finale
Bayern are champions, SC Paderborn is relegated. But some decisions are still open before the big season finale. An overview of possible scenarios on Saturday: © Photo: Jan Woitas / dpa-Zentralbild / dpa Wants to prevent the direct descent with Düsseldorf: Fortuna coach Uwe Rösler (r). THE OPEN DECISIONS: - looking for a fourth Champions League participant between Gladbach and Leverkusen.
It was particularly bitter that the fans could not be given another season in the Bundesliga. However, Hoffmann also defends himself against accusations by some fans who claim that the mentality of the players was not correct. “I understand every resentment, for every fan who insults us players and is angry and disappointed with the outcome of this season. Rightly so, ”he writes. “But I cannot accept that this team is accused of lacking passion and mentality. I will always stand in front of this team in a protective and full of conviction. We made a lot of mistakes. Too many. But we fought. The team, the coaching team and the functional team. We used so much together, but it wasn't enough and I'm sorry for everyone who cares about the club. ”
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The 27-year-old played 29 Bundesliga games for Fortuna this season and scored two goals - including the last minute goal on matchday 32 against RB Leipzig. His contract with the Rhinelanders runs until 2023.
Düsseldorf: Captain Fink continues in U23 .
© 2020 Getty Images Oliver Fink Düsseldorf - experienced Oliver Fink remains loyal to Fortuna Düsseldorf. The 38-year-old, who was adopted last weekend after relegating from the Bundesliga, will continue as the U23 leader in the Regionalliga West next season. He succeeds Fortuna icon Andreas Lambertz, who will switch to the second team coaching team. With Fink, further employment in the club is agreed after the end of the active career.