Marco Streller looked again on Sunday as the head of sports of the FC Basel . The dark suit, the white shirt, the red tie. And the glasses became clear, the Yes, in the meantime, to his sports chief's sign of recognition. But as the afternoon approached the end, because it showed that there is also the footballer Streller still champagne-soaked clothes, he stood before the microphones and declared, as he had the Cup race victory of the FCB experienced. "And don't worry," said Streller at the very end, "I have a second Pair of clothes. I don't experience a Celebration for the first Time."
but That was only half the truth. After all, it was the first title celebration in his second Football as a sport-in-chief of the FCB. And that's why a totally new experience. While for the player Streller title belonged to almost to normal, the pressure yesterday, is now particularly great.
The night before, he had looked for a distraction with the squad planner Remo Gaugler with a glass of wine at the Eurovision Song Contest – it didn't help. And in the last minutes before the game, the nervousness was at its greatest, as the players arrived and Streller was only able to watch. According to happy he was, as the 2:1 against FC Thun was officially and Marek Suchy put forth the trophy.
It was not a rousing Basel's success is not comparable with the victory in 2017 against Sion, as it combined all of the emotions, to overthrow the Valais myth. Against the Bernese Oberland, a solid performance was enough for FC Basel, as he so often has shown this year. Even the fact that Silvan Widmer had lacked and Taulant Xhaka replacing him, could not bring the Team out of Balance. Only at the beginning of the geek out of Thun had unsettled the FCB with his research to Occur something. However, the advantage through the goals from Albian Ajeti (23.) and Fabian Frei (77.) were able to manage the Basel, then for the longest time scores.
Only after the Anschlusstor by Dejan Sorgic (81.) shortly before the end they had to brace themselves, it is still short against the threat of compensation, when offered tuna a lot of space and their own chances on the break, not used. "It was not easy today, but we have not stolen the victory," said goal-scorer Albian Ajeti.
Ajeti hits in the first half 1:0. Video: SRF
Maybe it was because of this course of the game, the FCB came after the final whistle, hardly tempted, of the 13. Cup race victory in the club's history to the big attack on the Young Boys to be interpreted. The joy of the first title of the new club leadership was there, of course. But also the Knowledge, that so in the future, not automatically all will be well. The scenes showed after the final whistle.
a Lot of work
"After we had to eat the other ten months of Dirt, we can look forward. Now, we have brought in this season, the same number of titles, such as the Bernese," said Fabian Frei, after pushed, but that not everything is good and you should not be sure. Valentin Stocker said: "The title must not obscure the fact that we still have much work ahead of us."
And coach Marcel Koller answered the question of whether, for him and the Club it was clear that you work together also in the next season: "I have given all the stations always have worked day and night. However, I have also made the experience that If it doesn't fit any, then you have to talk about it."
Exuberant euphoria sounds different and also a clear commitment. Streller not want to understand to talk about the topic of Koller and his future. "This is on a night like tonight not a theme." But for sure it will come in the season conclusion to the language. Yesterday's Cup race victory is to play only a minor role.
the players were able to enjoy yesterday in the evening, the mood on the barfüsserplatz. Finally, would you say almost, the last Celebration is just two years. This is not a crazy long time. Even if some of the Wait must have seemed to be on the first title of the new club management like a small eternity. (Editorial Tamedia)
Created: 19.05.2019, 23:46 PM