The 1st FC Union Berlin now has a luxury problem. Because of participation in the play-offs to Europe Conference League, there is no room between some Bundesliga playing days. For the first time this is now before the away game on tomorrow’s Sunday (15.30 clock) at the TSG Hoffenheim.
We had little time
Because Union had to do on Thursday with the Play-off first game of Helsinki against Kuopion PS (4: 0), only from Friday afternoon after the return to Berlin was something to think of Hoffenheim. We hardly had time to prepare ourselves on the game. This is a new situation compared to the last season, said Trainer Urs Fischer on Saturday. We first had to prepare for the task of Kups. Only two days left for Hoffenheim.
In those were all about regeneration. Biking, care, stays in the cooling basin and the consumption of supplementary food were found in the program on the program. In addition, the final training on Saturday for those actors stood on the lawn in the Olympic Stadium of Helsinki, only a very short unit.
Fisherman with much respect before the TSG
Fischer warned against Hoffenheim, not only because of the clear 4: 0 success of the TSG at prelude to the FC Augsburg. Fischer also pointed out that the next competitor has not lost across the season since nine mandatory matches. So there is a serious task on us. The opponent actually brings everything: playful quality, speed, robustness and compactness. You can always liberate from pressure situations, says Fischer.
After all, Union could help self-confidence from the past season. In Sinsheim there was a 3: 1 success, in its own stadium on the old forester a 1: 1. In addition, Hoffenheim is one of the favorite opponents of attacker Max Kruse. With six different clubs he reached against Hoffenheim the proud balance of nine goals and seven templates – including two hits and assists for Union 2020/21.
In personnel terms, all Helsinki drivers come into question for the match against Hoffenheim. Good possible to rotate fishermen on one or the other position.