Two days break for tired harmony

No drumpers, no excuses. Oliver Glasner took responsibility for this defeat.

His professionals were physically and mentally unable to recall their best performance, the coach said after the 0: 2 of Eintracht Frankfurt at the 1st FC Union Berlin: "I take 100 percent on my cap."

Three days after the intoxicating Catalan night with the victory at the FC Barcelona and the entry into the semi-finals of the Europa League, the points-Tristesse in the second half of the football Bundesliga continued for the Hesse. Twelve counters from 13 games, only ten in the championship, Bezwinger Union is as a sixth now rich eight points ahead. "I do not know if the train has left, we will see that," Glasner commented the prospects to qualify for international competition over the league.

Eintracht fans still celebrate

The fans also celebrated their team in the old forester: "Europapokal, European Cup." Minutes stood the exhausted and disappointed players from the corners and clattering followers. Building work after a game in which nothing was visible from a football festival as in Camp Nou. "The players squeezed everything out, which was still in it, but the lemon was empty today," said Glasner.

Not even 72 hours after the 3: 2 against the Catalans, five new field players brought no fresh momentum. "The rotation may not be an excuse. We have seen in Barcelona that everyone sitting on the bench is also ready," said Christopher Lenz. Emergency have also had to swap Glasner in the gate, Kevin Trapp is injured. The question: How long falls the 31-year-old? Trapp suffered a tilling in the wrist at the triumph in Barcelona, as well known on Sunday.

Spare man Jens Grahl had imagined his return to the gate in the Bundesliga after six years different. "We had made to do everything, what's going on," he said. But it just did not go much so shortly after the powerful mood intensive course on the sunny Costa Brava.

Union with course on Europe

"To be ready for three days later, is scary difficult," Union coach said Urs Fischer, who is looking for his crew to explore the Europa League after the Conference League this season.

Or even the Champions League? "That does not really matter to me," Fischer said, "We said we're trying to get up again. We are still in striking distance." Also to the Champions League ranks. That these prospects fell again for the Leipzig Union week with the DFB Cup semi-finals on Wednesday and the duel of the opposing rivals on Saturday at RB, is obvious.

Eintracht-Coach Glasner, however, saw himself the question of the setting for the remaining four league games exposed. "That's for me and not with us that we will stop a game," the 47-year-old Austrian emphasized and paused his professionals a mini break. "Now we do not concentrate two days. That's also important to have the power again for the final spurt."


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