Magath warns of the Alm: it will be a very hard nut

The game was almost 43 years ago, but Felix Magath has not forgotten. On June 2, 1979, he made guest appearance with the Bundesliga leader Hamburger SV at Arminia Bielefeld, it became a tough and yet historical afternoon. “We drove there as leaders and had great difficulties,” says Magath, who at the time with colleagues like Kevin Keegan, Horst Hrubesch, Manfred Kaltz and Caspar Memering won a 0-0 on the sold -out alp.

Magath: “Nobody needs anything to tell me”

Because the second in the table VfB Stuttgart on the penultimate matchday of the 1978/79 season at home against 1. FC Köln with 1: 4, the HSV was determined as a national champion. “The point was enough for the championship, my first,” says Magath, who later two championships with HSV Holte (1982, 83), and states laconically: “So nobody needs anything to tell” – about football in all It is not its facets in general and the hurdle Bielefeld in particular not. “It will be a very hard nut,” predicts Magath. “It’s always difficult to play on the alp.”

But we have shown that we are ready for the relegation battle.

Felix Magath

On the other hand, he thinks his team, which last in Augsburg (1-0) and against Stuttgart (2: 0) two maximum important victories, prepared for the next key game: “Bielefeld is fighting for her last chance to pull us into the relegation battle. I expect a hard and hot game. But we have shown that we are ready for the relegation battle. Therefore, I think we will appear there. “

Magath nobody for the subjunctive

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If Saturday is ideal for the Berliners – a separate victory plus a Wolfsburg success in Stuttgart – Hertha would have saved two match days before the end. But Magath is none for the subjunctive: “Would be, should – that doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter. It is about three points, we want to get them in Bielefeld. For what that is enough in the table, we will then see afterwards.”

While goal scorer Davie Selke spoke about the victory against Stuttgart that Hertha had gilded the success in Augsburg, the oldest coach in the league opens his own medal calculation: “We have never already won gold with the victory against VfB Stuttgart. We have Perhaps bronze reached and can get silver in Bielefeld. I have been there too long and have experienced things that have been wrong. “

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Selke, whose goal against VfB paved the way to victory, will probably start again. It is conceivable that he had received a storm partner with Ishak Belfodil, who had obtained the 2-0 on Saturday and deviates a storm partner from the previous 4-2-3-1 on Saturday. “I am thinking with the idea that the two could start together,” says Magath. “But I’m not sure yet.”

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