Hertha’s training week ahead of their first Bundesliga game at Bremen began on Monday (14/9/20). Krzysztof Piątek and Dedryck Boyata both returned to training as the side look to get back to winning ways against Werder.
Berlin – Nice weather greeted the Herthaner on Monday at Schenckendorffplatz. It was the perfect conditions to begin a new week, with Hertha’s competitive opener last Friday not going to plan. The club’s first Bundesliga game of the new season is on Saturday (19/9/20, 15:30 CEST) away to Werder Bremen and the side from the capital will be hoping for a much improved performance. “We have concentrated on cutting out the mistakes and things we did wrong on the day,” said Bruno Labbadia. “It’s disappointing and has really frustrated us, but we can’t dwell on it and we simply need to focus on what’s ahead now. We’ve had two days to get over it, now we want to train well this week and play well in Bremen. Today was a good start – the lads were well focused.”
Training am 14.09.20
Four players train individually - Piątek and Boyata back
Karim Rekik, Arne Maier, Lucas Tousart and Matheus Cunha weren’t out on the pitch at the Olympic Park. They were all training individually as their workloads are being closely monitored. “We didn’t let them train for various reasons, but they could all do something. We expect them all to be back on Tuesday,” explained Labbadia. Krzysztof Piątek was allowed to train with the side again after having to quarantine after he came back from the international break in a high-risk area. Dedryck Boyata also returned to team training after an injury, although it’s not yet clear whether or not he will be fit to face Bremen. “It’s always hard to diagnose Achilles tendon problems. I’m obviously just happy when a player is back on the pitch though. Dedryck is an important player for us, especially because of his presence on the pitch, so I hope he is available on Saturday,” reflected Bruno Labbadia.
Hertha’s training session tomorrow will again be open to the media, before the remaining sessions this week will be behind closed doors. The aims are clear: come back strongly from the first defeat, work hard and take something from the game in Bremen.