Frankfurt / Main (dpa) – As the Bundesliga complaints about the extremely high pollution levels are getting louder, Eintracht Frankfurt is enjoying a comfortable situation in the pandemic season of all places.
The European Cup break, a stormy 2: 1 over the fallen leader Hoffenheim and the efforts of the former national player Amin Younes raise the hope for Hesse to quickly return to the beloved European stage with a broad and powerful team. “That was nice”, said the satisfied trainer Adi Hütter, whose Eintracht is temporarily in a Champions League position with seven points.
The symbol of Frankfurt’s new strength is the Bas Dost storm tower. The 1.96 meter tall Dutchman became match winner on Saturday in his victory over the previously flawless Hoffenheim team with a goal and an assist. “Hoffenheim came here as championship leaders, they beat Bayern. But they also know it will be tough when they get here,” said Dost, who is currently impressed by his determination and physical presence with great instinct and great class. linked at graduation.
Daichi Kamada’s winning goal and dream pass for the equalizing goal were not all that the kick helped. “He deserved his applause. Last year he was thrown back a lot due to injuries and he could not play that many matches physically,” said Hütter. This time the switch was not a release after 81 minutes, but a reward for exceptional performance. Thanks to Dost’s points, Eintracht quickly left Andrej Kramaric’s opening goal behind.
The 31-year-old was “in a completely different state,” Hütter added. Indeed, anyone who saw Dost hovering over the playing field with his lanky body last season should be amazed at how much fitness and stamina the forward put on during this summer break.
Fewer competitions, fitter professionals and a wider selection give Hütter and the two team planners Fredi Bobic and Bruno Hübner every reason to be optimistic. At 27-year-old winger Younes, including the 2017 Confederation Cup winner, there is now even more competition in the already lively offensive.
He’s going to bring in another element. He’s a very, very good boy. He’s looking forward to Eintracht and I imagine we’ll get better with him, ”said Hütter. Behind currently seeded strikers Dost and André Silva, Younes should soon be applying for a place in the offensive row of three alongside Kamada and currently injured winger Filip Kostic.
Even without Kostic and Younes, Hoffenheim coach Sebastian Hoeneß and sports head Alexander Rosen unanimously praised the great impact of the hosts, who have scored 24 out of 33 possible points in all seasons since the end of May. “Every season starts again, but with the old one we now have a very, very large number of matches in which we are unbeaten. That is gratifying,” said Hütter. Goalkeeper Kevin Trapp paid everyone “a huge compliment” and especially emphasized the character of the team: “This is a team, it is also a great team performance.”