The draw gave Holstein Kiel a home game against the great FC Bayern in the DFB Cup. Actually a difficult task – but you don’t get upset on the fjord.
In the end it became the fate that non-first-class teams almost always secretly want: the great FC Bayern. “The lottery fee presented us with the greatest possible challenge of the league and perhaps of current club football in general,” said coach Ole Werner after the draw for the second main round of the DFB Cup on Sunday evening.
Kiel’s sports director Uwe Stöver, meanwhile, took it easy. “Feasible!” Replied the 53-year-old with a wink. The fjord club oscillates between joy and terror.
“To compete with the best players in the world”
“On the one hand, it’s a great motivation to compete with the best players in the world, on the other it’s a very, very difficult task,” explains Werner, who is currently fifth in the 2. Bundesliga and would Be able to jump to second place on Monday against Hamburger SV (from 8.30 pm in the live ticker of Chillreport).
Werner promised his team would try to play their “best game possible” against Bayern at the Holstein Stadium. Holstein captain Hauke Wahl spoke of a “pre-Christmas highlight” with regard to the second round of the cup scheduled for December 22-23.
“They are currently the best team in the world,” he said of Bayern Munich, calling it “a very, very difficult game”. His teammates have already “had one or the other call in the WhatsApp group”. To survive against the current Champions League winner, something more is needed.