Samstag, 24. August 2019

Never endangered away victory in Düsseldorf

On days like these, it's quite enough to concentrate on the Bundesliga for just 45 minutes and still take the three-way home with you.  Bayer made use of his clear dominance in the first round after his early lead and added two more points. Even after the restart of the game, the management of the results didn't endanger the Werkself against a long time too harmless Fortuna.

Games against a potential relegator are the time of the point collecting, that was already last week against Paderborn so and now also against Düsseldorf. We all remember that the BVB probably missed last year's championship by losing to Düsseldorf when just before Christmas they thought they would go there to shoot down the home team.

But we must not overestimate this victory, even if it's good that much more worked out than a week ago. But three points are three points that no one can take away from us, no more and no less.

Sonntag, 18. August 2019

Wild bird victory

Of course, it has to be said that the home win against the promoted "Attacke Paderborn" was all in all happy. But still the three points that stay with us count. Statistically, it's also the first trio at the start of the season since 2015.

I believe that these three points will do us good in the course of the season. Let's all remember the carelessly wasted home points in the past years. Home defeat against Darmstadt, 2014 only 2:2 draw against Paderborn, to say nothing of the dull 2:2 in the past season against the relegated Hanover as Karim Bellarabi still compensated in the 93rd.

Yes, it did not fit also this time still everything. And Julian Baumgartlinger and Jonathan Tah know exactly that they belong to the accomplices in the conceding goals. But the old saying is: If you're not standing safely in the back, then you have to do one more in the front. And that's exactly what we did, no more and no less. And so it was a wild victory, and victory is victory.

Sonntag, 11. August 2019

Bayer moved on

Cup is not and will not remain a beautiful game. In the first round, you and your team are not yet in the game, so all you have to do is see that you are a Siger and that your logo is back in the pot for the next draw.

We won 4:1 in Aachen, not a brilliant performance, but that's not what it's all about. The pessimists already argued that will be kicked out, especially after the last of course not satisfying and convincing test match results. But please again: Please also have a look at the line-up at the test matches and then the expert will quickly recognize that our trainer has given many youngsters playing practice what I also consider to be absolutely right.

We have moved on, that's what counts. And it is important to have a noticeably better start to the season than last year, because I don't want to run after the top again the whole year. Our boys can and must play at the front, the team has the quality and I am sure that they will show it starting with the home game against Paderborn next Saturday.

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