Coach Oliver Glasner sees himself directly involved in the opening match of Eintracht Frankfurt’s Europa League despite being suspended.
After arriving at the stadium, the Austrian said, he would “pull into a box”.
“I’m very excited to see how I feel about it. I’ve never been in this situation and I hope not to go back to it again. It’s a new experience for me too,” Glasner said before the duel with Fenerbahce Istanbul on Thursday. m / tv now).
“I can see myself there, even if I can’t sit on the bench,” Glasner explained. The 47-year-old has been suspended for an offense at his former club Wolfsburg VFLWhen he and the team returned it was too late after the first half in three European Cup matches. Assistant coaches Michael Engerschmid and Ronald Bronmeier are in charge of the Hess Classic on Thursday. He confirmed that Glasner had “full confidence” in the duo. “The players are the most important heroes. They have to judge it and they will judge it.”
Trap is looking forward to it Ozil
Meanwhile, Eintracht and goalkeeper Kevin Trapp are eyeing former world champion Mesut Ozil’s return to Germany. The 32-year-old playmaker is also part of Turkey’s Fenerbahce team. Ozil’s Trapp said, “He is a football star. He is well known and has done well. He became a world champion with the national team and played a big role in it. Of course, he is a player that many look up to.”
The goalkeeper and the attacking player know each other from their time with the German national football team. “He’s a very nice and calm guy,” Trapp said. However, since they were together in the German Football Association, there was no contact. “I don’t suppose Masoud lost much of his talent and qualities,” Trapp said.
Ozil had resigned from the national team after a row over the controversial photo with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the subsequent failure of the 2018 World Cup. In an attack on social media, he accused German Football Association officials, among other things, of failing to protect him from racist slurs. In September 2019, he was supposed to play for Arsenal in Frankfurt, but he was not called up to the London team at that time.
Eintracht Frankfurt – Fenerbahce Istanbul (Thursday, 9 pm / TV Now)
Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp – da Costa, Hinteregger, Ndicka, Lenz – Hrustic, Sow – Hauge, Kamada, Kostic – Borré
Fenerbahce Istanbul: Bayindir – Szalay, Kim, Aziz – Usai – Samuel, Luiz Gustavo, Yandas, Gumuskaya – Ozil, Rossi – Berisha
Referee: Maurizio Mariani (Italy)
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Data for Frankfurt – Fenerbahce