Pal Dardai sometimes used a wonderful image language. And if even this is not precise enough, he adds them with a sign language. When he was approached two days ago on his striker Davie Selke, out it gushed from the coach of Bundesliga club Hertha BSC. Will and commitment are the well-known trademark of the ambitious striker, in the meantime, his combination play was better. But above all, a need, such as Selke games, games and again games. "It's like an oak tree," said Dardai and indicated with his two hands growing roots. "This brings stability."
Davie Selke, is a good example of how a still-young player has to overcome injuries. Due to a lung rupture in the summer of 2018, the 24-year-old and 1.92 meters tall striker missed the start of the season. For the first Time Selke on 1. December 2018 in the starting line-up of Berlin. However, he was ousted in the second round of the preseason already team captain Vedad Ibisevic from the starting eleven. Now, Selke had to start all over again. Vedad Ibisevic, with nine goals Herthas accurate the first striker, is suspended for three League games, which is why now a lot of Davie Selke depends. Three hits are succeeded in this for him out of the round of play, nine, he prepared directly. "He needs to shoot a few more goals, but as a striker his job," said Dardai before the game on Saturday at the table third RB Leipzig (18: 30/live at Sky).
Until the summer before one and a half years, Davie Selke has played in Leipzig. - this is also why this game is so special for him. At the first opportunity against his former club in December 2017, convinced Selke in the much-acclaimed 3:2 away win in Berlin with two goals. Hertha had even played the majority of playing time. Then there was the Berlin bitter Clap, 2:6, in may 2018 and 0:3 in the previous November. "At 0:3 in the first leg, we played too scared and have to defend deep. We want to make it better now,“ said Dardai. "We want to act brave, like against Dortmund with confidence and a fast game."
Hertha wants to play nice
The duels with RB Leipzig are among the very young in the Bundesliga. Only five times both Teams faced each other. For this, they are among the most torreich. 6:17 goal difference from Berlin's point of view. Alone, the Leipzig striker Timo Werner has scored in the five Games against Hertha six goals. "There's one thing he can do, but we shoot two," said Dardai.
The Berlin Coach white, of course, that Hertha is not located eight game days before the end of the season in a region Table, which is one of the most exciting. With 35 points, the Berliners have to do with the descent, but also to the international courts in the abundant seven points. Hertha has been favored in this season from the gambling, has left by own goals and a goal in injury time some points. "If we want to create the Europa League, we must win six or seven games," reckoned Dardai. Where Hertha would have to overtake this as the current table in tenth place four Teams. "It will be difficult, but we want to give full throttle," said Dardai.
Leipzig is in addition to Hoffenheim, Frankfurt and Leverkusen one of the four outstanding opponents that lie ahead of Hertha in the table. In Leipzig, it will not be easy. The team of coach Ralf Rangnick is unbeaten in eight Games, the last defeat 0:1 in January in a home game against Borussia Dortmund. In addition, RB Leipzig has conceded in the meantime, the least goals against (20) of the entire League, seven fewer than the FC Bayern, ten less than Dortmund. However, the table was able to attract third parties, none of its past three home games against Frankfurt (0:0), Hoffenheim (1:1) and Augsburg (0:0).
"Our goal before the season, it is even more beautiful football than to play in the past," said Dardai and says that the the Team also. For the final sprint in the League, he and his team wanted to put something on it, he says. "We don't want to play in the future not only beautiful but also successful."More about
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it is not enough for Hertha to a place in the international business, would that not be nice, but not bad. Important a lot more that the team with many young and susceptible players to Arne Maier, Niklas Stark, Valentino Lazaro and Davie Selke was a little longer stay together, then the next year a lot more possible. However, more prominent clubs should call for one or the other competitive players would have to come up with the "big suitcase," said Pal Dardai. This applies especially for striker Davie Selke.