NSErleen (dpa) – Coach Urs Fischer is hiding a huge secret of his personal considerations in the final and decisive team match of 1. FC Union Berlin in the Conference League. The Swiss left it completely open as to whether there will be several changes to his starting lineup for the match against Slavia Prague on Thursday (9pm/Nitro) at the Olympic Stadium. “We have worked to ensure that we still have a possibility. “I expect a tough match,” Fischer said.
The Iron must beat Prague to advance to the playoffs in February as runner-up behind Feyenoord Rotterdam. In the event of a tie or defeat, the Berliners’ first European Cup participation in 20 years ends. Al Ittihad surprisingly qualified for the international business in seventh place in the pre-season Bundesliga.
Attacking star Max Kroos calls to think about the strengths that have recently been shown time and time again, especially in the German Bundesliga. “We always need courage, it’s part of our game,” said the 33-year-old. But even though they were forced to win, they wouldn’t play “hurried football”.
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