The Bavarian bosses Uli Hoeness and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge embarked on their journey home to Munich with a smile on their faces. The performance of the record champion at 2:1 (1:0) in Mainz had not been so much fun.
Two weeks before the showdown with Borussia Dortmund, the Bavarians, after their mini-crisis, are at least back in the winning mode and feel like a top rider, which also made Coach Niko Kovac feel a little better than they did after their mini-crisis. until the beginning of the month.
“On the ninth day of the game nobody was master yet. We are on two points, which makes the Bundesliga very interesting,”Kovac noted with satisfaction after the third mandatory victory in the series. We have to back down now. There are three games left until the Dortmund game. We also want to make them positive.”
For this, however, his protectors must clearly increase, because they have not found their usual sovereignty for a long time. The Seventh Outlook of the FSV Mainz 05 by the hit of Leon Goretzka (39. Minute) and Thiago (62) was never in danger at a counter-gate by Jean-Paul Boetius (48), but was worked out more than played out.
Muller wants to win “higher”
Maloche instead of magic it is said for the industry primus in autumn 2018. ” It was not that we had burned down a playful fireworks here,”legal defender Joshua Kimmich critically acknowledged. And Thomas Muller confessed: “We wanted to win higher, but we are not in a situation where we have to complain about victories. It’s not like we’re flying through the league right now.”
Kovac didn’t miss that either. It was a job victory that was certainly not as brilliant as we had hoped. But it’s normal if you haven’t been so successful that everything doesn’t work like that right away,”said the 47-year-old football teacher about the partially anointed performance of his star ensemble in front of 33 305 spectators.” We have to work hard on everything,”said Muller.
Thanks to the recent successes in Wolfsburg, Athens and Mainz, the record champion, after the negative series of previously four unsuccessful games and the subsequent media storm, is at least sailing again into somewhat quieter waters.” I cannot say whether the result crisis is now over,”said Kovac.”I can’t say if the result crisis is over.” But I am a good thing that the three victories give us the necessary confidence.”
Topduell with the BVB casts shadows ahead
Even if the national players Mats Hummels (adductors) and Goretzka (jumping joint) are in danger of falling out, the Bavarians have set clear goals until the next playtime. First they want to continue a round at the DFB Cup on Tuesday at the quarterfinals SV Roddinghausen, then win in the Bundesliga against Freiburg and then, with a victory against AEK Athens in the Champions League group phase, make the progress as good as perfect.
Around ten. November in the top duel with the BVB to restore the balance of power in the Bundesliga.
However, this will require much more creativity and fun. Both were hardly visible in Mainz. It’s just that it’s really extremely important for us to enter the points in order to regain security,”Kimmich almost apologized and urged an increase to the Dortmund-Kracher:”Until then, we must not content ourselves with just winning games,”the national player demanded. The way must also fit.”