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"The boys deserve a reward"

Bruno Labbadia and Michael Preetz in their press conference ahead of Hertha's home fixture against Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

Berlin – Hertha go into a tough last week of the season with an unchanged injury list. Nine players are still out, but there’s good news for the Old Lady as Dedryck Boyata returns from suspension. Bruno Labbadia is expecting to come upon against a “very talented, strong side with brilliant individual talent.” For his own team, the Hertha boss is hoping for a continuation of the good work already done during his tenure in the capital. “Everyone has seen that we’ve invested a lot recently – the boys deserve a reward for that. We’re currently hitting our limit but want to get everything possible out of the situation up to the last day. Every Bundesliga game is special and important!”

Michael Preetz also hopes for a successful outing against the Rhineland club, and reminded the players of their brilliant performance in the reverse fixture back in December. “We’re coming up against a really good team with a lot of quality. We need to think back to the game earlier in the season, in which we gave a strong and compact performance,” said Hertha’s sporting director. “Furthermore, we’ve sold ourselves a bit short lately, we’re lacking a bit of good fortune. I’m sure that the team will make moves to get a good result in our last home game of the season!”

Teams, 18.06.2020