It’s truly a sign of the times that more and more is being written about negative experiences rather than the positive - above all in sports and football. So it was not too big a surprise that the derby defeat last weekend provided a lot of material for coverage around the capital club. On Thursday afternoon (07/11/19) coach Ante Covic and Michael Preetz, sporting director, took turns to speak at the press conference, during which they showed a clear attitude. "We are all willing to make up for the poor performance against Union and show a different side to our game," said coach Covic.
The remarkable thing about football is that after a good win, the negativity disappears pretty quickly - and the Herthaner want to fight for the win in the upcoming Bundesliga match against RB Leipzig on Saturday (09/11/19, 15:30 CET). "We want to put them under pressure," said Covic. Preetz’s comments were very similar. "Every weekend there are upsets and we want to cause one of our own on Saturday, even if Leipzig are the favourites," said the 52-year-old with regard to the qualities of the visitors, who together with Bayern have shown themselves to be the league's most dangerous attack (25 goals). "They are the best that the Bundesliga has to offer," said Covic, who spoke of a "brutal quality" that the visitors possess.