Sometime in November, the carnival season had just been freshly opened, there was on the Rhine, a little more cheerfulness than you already have. The news made the round that Anthony Modeste would again for those Cologne play, which he had worn to his own admission always with you in the heart, even in faraway China. It is a beautiful story, the tier of the football second, and his faithful, the striker wrote a that spoke of love and passion; one that carried the message that in football nothing is impossible. Especially in the case of Anthony Modeste.
If this Thursday (20.30, live on Sky) in the table second from Cologne to the top of the game when the tracker 1. FC Union Berlin to the departure, Modeste can't always participate, the eligibility can. The Strangest thing in the Causa, the long of the world Federation Fifa is the fact that, the Cologne is no longer picked up the top scorer of the Bundesliga season 2016/2017 of a club called Tianjin Quanjian back in the Form.
Maybe Union coach Urs Fischer had to laugh a bit when he was asked whether his Team not only on the home game against 1. FC Cologne in General, but especially to Anthony Modeste prepared. However, Fischer did what he frequently does, he dodged cleverly. "The all have quality," he said, smiling mischievously and called a few examples of the impressive individual strengths of the Cologne. The particular focus of an old Acquaintance: the former Union professional Simon Terodde, who has scored in 17 Games-like 22 of a total 47 in Cologne, goals say. A Quote that impressed Christopher Trimmel. "To him you will see how big the difference between the leagues. If you meet in the Second League as he is, belongs to you actually, in the League,“ Union captain.
Best defense against best attack
in Principle, Fischer has, therefore, right when he gives the Modeste story not too high priority – especially since the 1. FC Union, if everything goes according to Plan, perhaps look not so much on the opponent, how he is still in the first half of the season is Frequently practiced. Because the foreign currency seemed to be: the main thing is not to lose! This setting has worn the Berlin far forward, but you might not be sufficient to create at the end is actually the first-time promotion to the Bundesliga.
ten Times the Unioner played so far in a draw, the first seven times they won. Yet you are still in range, both on a relegation place, three points on rank two, and the Cologne, with five points more. Fischer has already indicated that he wants to push in the remaining 16 matches of the game with the Ball. In the Offensive, his players should take "more correct decisions," goal-oriented act. The strength – only 15 goals conceded are the League's best value – want to keep the Berlin anyway. Just the fact it is likely to arrive towards Cologne, to adjust the Balance between attack and defence, exactly to strike the balance between risk and safety.
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The result could depend on whether the Köpenicker allowed to dream after this round of the direct ascent or not. The direction of the midfielder Grischa Prömel is: "We don't need to hide in front of Cologne. That we are defensive, well, you know Simon Terodde.“ And captain Trimmel finds that the team in the preparation continues to grow "together" and "to be" matured. "I am confident that we have developed."
This is also true for the staff. With the former Stuttgart's Carlos Mané, who came on loan from Sporting Lisbon, have committed to the Berlin Offensive is a tempo dribbler, can make on good days, the difference between a draw and victory. The 24-Year-old is likely to replace the emigrants Simon Hedlund. "I am very pleased with it," said Fischer, with a Starting line-up against Köln for Mané's probably still too early. The same is true for the slightly ailing Joshua Mees and new signing Nicolai Rapp. The Central defender, who moved from Aue to Köpenick, have to wait in line but also in the back as Michael Parensen, who will spend his ten-year-old Union anniversary on the bench. The Duo Manuel Friedrich/Florian Hübner impressed in the first half of the year. At the Old Forester's house, the two inside defenders want to stop now, Simon Terodde. Thus, the dream of a direct ascent to the surface is not burst by the end of January.More about
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