Press conference ended
The PK has ended. One thing is clear: the developments and the ghost games don't just hit Hertha hard. Nobody knows at the moment how to proceed. The upcoming match day is now to take place according to Michael Preetz's stand. But: It can look very different again in a few hours.
Financial damage from ghost games?
“It has some challenges for us and it hits us at the worst possible time, no question. This is the most important game of the season. It affects us financially on several levels, that's clear. It's not just about the audience revenue, but also about service providers and suppliers, “says Michael Preetz.
No Hertha fans in Hoffenheim
“We are in contact with the active fan scene. We have no evidence that Hertha fans will travel to Hoffenheim with us, “says Michael Preetz.
All-clear for Matheus Cunha
“The injury in training is probably not that bad. We are optimistic, “says Alexander Nouri about Cunha, who injured himself slightly in training during the cheers.
Normal training possible?
“Obviously this is an issue, as with all people As far as training is concerned, it has no effect yet. “
National players are not turned off
“It makes no sense to crisscross the players To send Europe and other continents. I can not imagine that the international matches take place regularly, “says Michael Preetz.
Meeting of the team with fans
“We have a bouquet of topics for the derby. We still have a lot to think about. Today we have no answers as to what the meeting would mean for fan groups, for example, “says Michael Preetz.
“From postponing the match days to suspending the rest of the season, everything is possible at the moment. We have to react prudently. That is so far succeeded. “
Do you play at all?
“We are in contact with the league But also with the health authorities. The development in the last days is dynamic. At the moment we assume that the upcoming Bundesliga match day will take place at all locations (…) Of course we would like all games with spectators applies that the club with home law always bears the responsibility for the major event. That is why there was no alternative to the ghost games, “says Michael Preetz.
Alexander Nouri and Michael Preetz are there.
In ten minutes it's about Hertha's away game in Hoffenheim. Let's see how sporty the question and answer session about the latest developments in the corona virus in sports will be.
All a question of training
Ghost games: can you prepare for it? And if so, how? Stefan Hermanns watched it
Dedryck Boyata followed his reflex. But that doesn't have to be the best decision in times of coronavirus. The central defender of Hertha BSC was back on the training field for the first time after his muscle injury on Wednesday, and when he wanted to leave the premises after the individual session with fitness trainer Hendrik Vieth, a fan held out his hand beyond the barrier.
Daily mirror | Stefan Hermanns
So it is clear: The derby against 1. FC Union should also take place without spectators. It's bitter – for the fans, of course. But also for Hertha, the club had calculated with revenues of three million euros for this explosive encounter alone. This is not too little for a (new) rich club.
City derby without fans: In addition to the home game against @fcunion, the game against @FCAugsburg will also be held in private due to the risk of infection of the new corona virus: https://t.co/KY5Zf0jFUw 👈 #BSCFCU #BSCFCA #hahohe
– Hertha BSC on Twitter (@herthabsc) https://twitter.com/HerthaBSC/status/1237744910553546754
Notes from Hertha BSC
Ghost game in Sinsheim
The message has just come from TSG Hoffenheim. Is anyone else surprised?
Our home game against @HerthaBSC on Saturday (15. 30 o'clock) because of the risk of infection with the #CoronaVirus without viewers in the PreZero Arena. The decision was made after an intensive exchange with the responsible federal, state and regional authorities. #TSGBSC #TSG
– TSG Hoffenheim on Twitter (@tsghoffenheim) https://twitter.com/tsghoffenheim/status/1237408533525811201
Alexander Nouri on the situation
The Hertha coach answered some questions today after the training to disposal. Michael Rosentritt summarizes what he says here:
– over goals conceded:
We address the things that we can do better, because the players try to sensitize how they can solve the individual sequences better. Ultimately, we have to tackle the issue together as a team.
– via Boyata:
He trained individually today. Unfortunately there is nothing new, we look at the progress day by day and then incorporate it back into training.
– via Corona:
It is very difficult to prepare the team for this. There is still no clear signal that the game is really taking place in the dark. We don't necessarily train before 5000 viewers, therefore it will be difficult to simulate that in any form. And if it does, it is still a Bundesliga game, which we approach with seriousness and seriousness. Each of us is aware that we want to win the game there too. And with this setting we go there too.
In the end, you are not an expert and trust a little bit those who know about it. In the end you don't want to fall into hysteria, you don't want to interpret too much, but you somehow adjust to it.
A quarter without a home win
And next Union comes to the Olympic Stadium. By then at the latest, Hertha should start playing football earlier, writes Michael Rosentritt in the Werder game.
The obligatory media round with the coach of Hertha BSC was shifted ten minutes ahead on this Sunday of the second game day. The club gave no information about the reasons, which it does not have to either. But maybe that would also be an idea that the wavering club should consider for the coming match day.
Daily mirror | Michael Rosentritt