Twelve defeats in a row. The coach is praised by the fans, does not resign and gains the trust of president Zingler
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Union Berlin loses again, this time against Eintracht Frankfurt. For Urs Fischer, coach of Union, the support of the fans who invoke his name before the match is not enough. From the stands, as Sueddeutsche writes, he could clearly hear: “Urs Fischer! Urs Fischer!”. The coach said this support at the microphones «it also describes a bit of the cohesion of the Union, which is not only talked about, but lived».
But cohesion is not enough for Napoli’s next opponent in the Champions League. Eintracht scores three and Union is increasingly embroiled in the relegation fight. Bonucci and Gosens also bad in defense.
La South German he wonders what this umpteenth Union Berlin defeat means for Fischer now:
“Despite the impressive number of twelve defeats: nothing. “He IS the coach and he continues to be,” the president said on TV [dell’Union Berlino] Dirk Zingler immediately before the match, while Fischer himself said he saw no reason to resign. This also applied after the match. Zingler’s words, among other things, confirm the statements he had made before the match: “But what kind of Union fans would we be if we didn’t believe with conviction in Fischer?” And for now this means: we move forward with Fischer, not without him“.
Union Berlin is third from last with 6 points after ten Bundesliga matches, eleven goals scored and 22 conceded. On Wednesday the Germans will be Napoli’s guests at Maradona for the second leg of the Champions League groups. Napoli need a victory to secure qualification for the round of 16, Union need the three points to hope to continue competing in Europe, if not in the Champions League at least in the Europa League.
Already the Faz after the match against Napoli he criticized Fischer:
“Urs Fischer needs to talk. The precarious situation with nine competitive defeats in a row is putting a lot of pressure on Union Berlin’s mood – and striker David Fofana’s refusal to shake hands when he was replaced could have repercussions. «There will be a dialogue», announced the coach after the bitter 0-1 (0-0) against the Italian champions Napoli in the Champions League“.
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