The exhilaration of this year’s first win cemented Victoria Berlin’s belief in staying in the third football league. “It’s good to win again after a long time,” Victoria coach Firat Toko said after winning 2-1 against leaders 1. FC Magdeburg at the end of Round 32. “But there are only three points. On Monday evening, Toko stressed the belief that you can still win.”
With their eighth win this season after 11 league games without a win, Victoria is one point ahead of SC Verl in the first non-relegation zone. As for Toku, who was only brought to Berlin at the end of February, who was also able to celebrate his first win in the third divisionThe training phase during the international break was an important building block for success and upcoming missions.
“You can really see during the week, where you can take on so many topics, that the team is doing really well,” said the 41-year-old. Until mid-March, he was barely able to train with his team due to his English weeks.
So Toko has been able to implement his ideas with the team in the past two weeks. “We wanted to be compact and use quick transition moments,” he said, adding, “The standard was the can opener.”
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On the other hand, Victoria showed herself – after long months – effectively again with 2:0 through Sofiane Benyamina after 44 seconds of changing sides. The 32-year-old striker could have cleared everything up after 20 minutes, but he missed his chance.
Toku doesn’t want to “overstate” the surprise success, but is looking forward to the next match at Borussia Dortmund II on Saturday (2pm/Magentasport). You have to be hardworking now and keep working hard to be able to perform again this weekend. (dpa)