Good news before the game against 1899 Hoffenheim on Saturday (24/11/18, 15:30 CET): Marvin Plattenhardt and Jordan Torunarigha returned to first team training and completed 90 minutes on the training ground. “I took a break, I’m glad that I'm back on the pitch with the boys and now it’s time to put in a good performance against Hoffenheim and to keep the three points here,” said the left-back, who missed the game in Düsseldorf due to being ill. Torunarigha missed the last week due to having a calf injury. “We have used the week to reenergise some players,” said Pál Dárdai, who has an eye on the upcoming game against Hoffenheim.
However, it was not only positive news for the Hertha Berlin head coach. Javairo Dilrosun, who made his debut for the Netherlands on Monday in their 2-2 draw with Germany, picked up an injury in the game. “Javairo has picked up a muscular problem. We haven’t been able to play the same team consecutively this season so far because of players picking up muscular problems. However, we have to accept it, it’s life,” said Dárdai. The international players will return on Thursday and join first team training. On Saturday, Hertha Berlin will play sixth placed Hoffenheim.