Thanks to a performance of over 60 minutes in the 5-0 win over FC Augsburg, Eintracht Frankfurt not only achieved the highest win of the season, but also remained unbeaten in the fifth game after the winter break. Fredi Bobic was satisfied with his team’s game, but then talked a little bit of frustration from his soul.
“It was a very good performance, against an opponent we don’t like to play against at all,” the Frankfurt sports director at “DAZN” alluded to the previously negative home record against the FCA. “The 5-0 is incredibly good for us, especially because the busy weeks with the Europa League are starting again. And of course for the table in the Bundesliga, we have to catch up a lot, we have done very well so far,” said a pleased team himself Bobic.
When asked about the reasons for a good start to 2020, the 48-year-old spoke plainly. “We finally had a break. And anyone who doesn’t want to understand that must have experienced it themselves – and if they haven’t experienced it themselves, they can’t talk about it. This panic that we had in the area has been ridiculous, “said Bobic defiantly about criticism that had arisen after the first half of the season, but which had no effect on the sports management:” We stayed calm, had confidence in the team and know that they showed often enough has that she can do it. Of course you need that little bit of luck too, but we’ll work it out. Just like the boys are playing now, luck will come back. ”
Chandler in Haaland’s footsteps
As in previous games, two players in particular stood out again from the good SBU collective: the two offensive outsiders Timothy Chandler and Filip Kostic. The former brought Eintracht with their goals to 1: 0 and 2: 0 towards the end of the first and beginning of the second half on a victory course. Kostic, in turn, was directly involved in goals two to four of the Hessians, first with two assists, then with the two late goals to the 4: 0 and 5: 0 final score within about a minute. For the first time, he scored four scorer points in a competitive game for Eintracht.
For Chandler, it was goals three and four in calendar year 2020, after the 29-year-old had already scored 2-1 in Hoffenheim at the start of the second half of the season and also 1-1 in Dusseldorf a week ago. “Otherwise I only had two goals this season, now there are four, that’s an incredible feeling. Now I hope that there will be a few more. The first double in the Bundesliga – unbelievable!” Said Chandler happily. With his four goals after the winter break, the former US international is at least one day ahead of Robert Lewandowski or Thomas Muller from FC Bayern (three goals each), only Dortmund’s new signing Erling Haaland has scored seven times after the winter break.