Frankfurt problems: Eintracht on the rollercoaster

Contenance! Oliver Glasner wrapped his disappointment in well-placed, here and there too cautious words. The coach of Eintracht Frankfurt, for weeks whether the

Frankfurt problems: Eintracht on the rollercoaster

Contenance! Oliver Glasner wrapped his disappointment in well-placed, here and there too cautious words. The coach of Eintracht Frankfurt, for weeks whether the fluctuating performances of his Bundesliga professionals torn between praise and blame, certified his "boys" after the sobering 0:2 defeat at the Bundesliga rising star VFL Bochum, to have "tried everything", "but it was not enough today".

Bundesliga Liveticker

But if the Frankfurters had exhausted their potential, the game on Sunday evening would not have gone as it looked: with clear advantages for the more dynamic, determined and determined Westphalia, which made Eintracht legs wherever possible and finally won this duel between two teams from the relegation zone at 10:5 chances.

With his first opportunity, VfL took the lead after just three minutes through former Eintracht striker Blum (3rd minute). When a little later Paciencia shot a handelfmeter with the help of the video assistant pretty poor in the arms of Bochum goalkeeper Riemann (12.), the momentum was finally tipped on the side of Bochum's fighters.

They did not shy away from a duel and a tempo run to spoil the opponent's evening in the area three days after the beautiful 3:1 success in the Europa League over Olympiakos Piraeus. And so the VfL also put the late exclamation mark behind the 2-0 success when Polter scored in injury time (90. + 2).

Duels man against man

Everything that sometimes looked easy against the Greek champion was infinitely difficult for Glasner's players on Sunday. Especially when it comes to man-on-man duels. "We have won forty percent duels, and that's just too little in the Bundesliga," complained the Austrian football teacher quietly. The fact that two of his starting players, Portuguese centre-forward Paciencia and Serbian midfielder Jakic, were injured early and replaced by Lammers (28th) and Rode (45th) did not serve Glasner to look for excuses.

He also did not complain about the Rexhbecaj of Bochum against Borré (39.), which referee Fritz did not sanction at all. Instead, the coach said: "We were not ready for the aggressiveness. We deserve to go home as losers.“ The polite Glasner also did not accept a lack of freshness as an argument on this evening of discomfort. "The Piraeus game would be a nice excuse for us now, but we were fit enough today.“

Updated Date: 28 October 2021, 00:01

You need to login to comment.

Please register or login.

RELATED NEWS