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Hertha Berlin: Convert to Korkut or Perish! | Bundesliga – German football on DW. | DW

Anyone who comes to Hertha knows what lies ahead: a team they didn't put together, a fan tired of the eternal promises of success, the urgency to

Hertha Berlin: Convert to Korkut or Perish! | Bundesliga – German football on DW. | DW


Anyone who comes to Hertha knows what lies ahead: a team they didn’t put together, a fan tired of the eternal promises of success, the urgency to be a top team, and much more. The one who assumes it not only likes , but also soap operas. As only drama and unexpected events await you every weekend.

The Stations of the Cross started in a good way for . In the few weeks he not only gave him to scare away all the ominous birds with his holy water, but he also had enough to recite some of his favorite verses taken from his bible: “always ask for the ball.” Suat Serdar has already converted to Korkut’s religion: “We want offensive football. Now we want to play football ”.

Suat Serdar

This is how the midfielder referred to the work of the new coach Tayfun Korkut: “From the first training session, we have practiced kicking the ball from behind, no matter how tight it is. It is more fun to create scoring chances. We try to play soccer. That is the big difference. “

Soccer is a simple game

It is very simple when the philosophy of the coach is based on winning matches and playing successful football. But to play successful football you have to have the will to find the game. Hertha lacks not only a handful of good luck, but a taste for match-3 and attractiveness.

Only 22% of Hertha’s actions took place in the last third of the opposing court. If we talk about mid-table teams like Cologne, Freiburg or Mainz, they surpass that statistic. The forwards prowl the area for at least 30% of the game.

That is attacking. Now the other part of the “simple” game: defend. The negligence of the old lady gives them the title of the king of negative statistics, after the colero, the Fürth. Only Fürth allowed more goals against after the break, a total of 30. Hertha conceded 18. Lack of concentration and constant passing errors have taken their toll.

The still balls are another of Hertha’s loose ends in defense: 11 goals in total, taking second place in the worst defense of the tournament, with the Bavarian team marginalized at the bottom of the table beating him by far.

Argentine Santiago Ascacibar celebrates the goal against Augsburg

Argentine Santiago Ascacibar celebrates the goal against Augsburg

New airs

Sporting director Fredi Bobic promises changes in the new Hertha era: “We are not satisfied with the sporting development and we want to see a change. Of course, we are still a long way from giving up for hopelessness.”

Coach Korkut’s first task is to stabilize the team. “The idea has always been to use the strengths of our players. In addition, the players have to feel comfortable. They need to feel good about the system and the order that we have given to the squad on the pitch,” says the new coach. Serdar you see the results: “We have implemented it well. I think our fans also enjoy more when we create scoring opportunities in this way.

A simple game, with all its details and peculiarities. Not lowering your guard and being meticulous in all instances of the game will help Hertha Berlin to exorcise itself from its football demons.

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