Of course it would have been nice if the Werkself had beaten the bulls. But I can live well with 1:1. It was nice to be among the 6,042 spectators who were drawn for the game on Saturday. Everything took some getting used to: not my usual seat, no smoking in the stadium, drinks and bratwurst only on the pitch. It was still cool, especially since even with 6,000 people you can support the home team loudly these days.
Playfully, our team has clearly increased. We especially liked our newcomer Patrik Schick, who had an incredible number of balls in the midfield. And Daley Sinkgraven also convinced me after initial nervousness and pulled the tooth of one or two bulls.
Of course there are only two points on the account after two matchdays: now it's off to Stuttgart, after the break to Mainz before Augsburg comes at the end of October. That's nine points absolutely not out of reach, even though I can see that Mainz will probably have changed coach by then, and Augsburg is greeting Augsburg from above in the table right now.
In the meantime, the EuropaLeague draw is still on this week. You can't imagine away games in the group phase. But the home games should at least take place in front of a backdrop. I would be there if the draw pot made that possible, even if the opponent comes from Albania, Bulgaria or wherever and is not attractive on paper. That is part of the game