Sport “Small talk” with starting XI candidate Khedira
Hertha BSC in the 2020/21 season: will VfB Stuttgart succeed today?
More games from Hertha BSC terminated + professional contract for Werthmüller + 0-1 defeat against Bayern + Khedira and Radonjic are playing for the first time + More on blog © Photo: Thomas Frey / dpa Hertha finally wants to cheer again. For Hertha BSC, the Bundesliga continues next Saturday. Then the Berliners will compete at VfB Stuttgart on matchday 21. (more in the news blog below).
Startingperspective for Sami Khedira, declaration of love to Matheus Cunha. Before the seemingly hopeless duel with feared opponents RB Leipzig, Hertha coach Pal Dardai has his best footballers in view. Ex-world champion Khedira could be on Sunday (3.30 p.m. / Sky) for the first time since his move from Juventus Turin in the starting line-up of the acute relegation-threatened Bundesliga club. "Of course, I'm thinking that he might play from the start," said Dardai on Friday in the Berlin online press conference. Sami Khedira on the field. So far, the 33-year-old Khedira had only been substituted twice in the second half against FC Bayern (0: 1) and at VfB Stuttgart (1: 1). His fitness deficit was still too great. Dardai also wants to keep this joker option open for the new leading player. "It looks good, it could be that he will play from the beginning, it could be that he will come at half-time," said the Hungarian.
Chad: what will become of the Alliance Victoire without Saleh Kebzabo?
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During training, Dardai adjusted the accent with game forms and regeneration phases especially for Khedira on a possible game day simulation. Obviously, Khedira can also decide for himself whether he is on the pitch against RB from the start. He will have a little "small talk" with the midfield strategist, Dardai reported. vehemently contradicted the coach speculations about a conflict with the Brazilian Matheus Cunha. «I am very pleased with him. He's the best player, ”said Dardai of the 21-year-old, who moved from RB Leipzig to Hertha a year ago for 18 million euros. Cunha hasn't scored a goal in almost 900 minutes. Of the last eleven games without a Cunha goal, Hertha could only win two.
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Ecuador suspends the recount of votes for the first round of the presidential election
© Cristina Vega Rhor, AFP Presidential candidate Yaku Pérez, during a demonstration in front of the National Electoral Council of Ecuador, in Quito, February 12, 2021. The National Electoral Council in Ecuador put on hold, Tuesday evening, the recount of the votes of the first round of the presidential election demanded by the indigenous candidate Yaku Perez. The latter, excluded from the second round, claims to be a victim of electoral fraud. A suspension that sows confusion.
Dardai's predecessor Bruno Labbadia had also publicly criticized the attacker for his moody character. Hertha's trainer returnees now complained about too much capital boulevard. «You should write honestly. That's not okay, ”said Dardai. Let the story of an argument be made up. The truth is: "I love this boy." Despite the threat of falling to 16th place, Dardai sees no reason for "hectic" or "panic". "If that means relegation in the end, then it's relegation," said the Hungarian about the relegation battle. The duels against direct competitors are important, he also built another defeat against Leipzig. Possibly Dardai had previously looked at the balance sheet. Hertha has clearly lost all of their four home games since 2017 against Saxony. 1: 4, 2: 6, 0: 3, 2: 4 are the frustrating numbers from Berlin's perspective. Sports director Arne Friedrich is optimistic: "At the moment, everyone can win against everyone in the Bundesliga, so we can also win against second in the table." X1
Niger’s president-elect Bazoum rules out power-sharing .
Bazoum also blamed opposition of bringing children to post-election protests where at least two people have been killed.Governing party candidate Bazoum was declared the winner of the country’s presidential election runoff on Tuesday, setting off allegations of fraud by the opposition which also organised protests in which at least two people died and more than 400 were arrested.