VfB Stuttgart showed a lot of hard work, but Greuther Fürth showed little art below the table. So that was enough for a point behind the Swabian Ralto.

Saša Kalajdžić diligently. Full 90 minutes. That’s the best news on an otherwise sober Saturday afternoon. Because Greuther Fürth did not have the expected release of 0-0 it would have given VfB Stuttgart much needed momentum in the knockout battle early in the second half. “This is not enough for what we’re going to do,” Kalajdik told SWR Sport. “We were talking about the new start of the season and the better second half. We did not win. It’s a point, but it feels like it Only At one point. “

VfB Stuttgart is harmless at first, then accurate

In the first half, VfB Stuttgart rarely came in front of the Fürth goal. Once dangerous in the 26th game, left-back Borna Sosa crossed the ball to Kalajtic. But the 24-year-old used his surprisingly large space only to make a slightly worse overhead kick after a four-month injury break in his first game. “It’s a good attempt, but nothing more than that.” With a little more game practice, he would have returned to get the ball even better.

In the second half, VfB Stuttgart then dominated and could often create danger. But at the crucial moment the Swabians were too precise or they failed because of the first keeper Saska Burshard. “There is still a lot of quality we have,” Kalajdžić said. “We did not mention enough in the penalty area either.”

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Stuttgart have only six points against direct rivals

“We were disappointed. Of course we wanted to take three points with us,” Chris Fuhrich said. “But in the end it was justified somewhere.” However, it is worth noting that VfB Stuttgart especially fights against direct competitors. Overall, the Swabians scored just six points from five games against other eliminated candidates. Against Fürth, it was once again clear that VfB Stuttgart urgently needed to develop more creativity in the game.

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Anyway, it was neither the will nor the effort: “I’m tired. After 60 minutes the coach asked me if I could still do it. I said ‘yes’. I wanted to, could somehow. I tried everything, but now I feel my whole body. VfB Sports Director Sven Mislintat is pleased to have gained more power in the attack with Kalajdžić: “You saw how important he is to our game. He can catch balls and buy us time. He and I had the biggest opportunity. He is important and helps us. Lots. “

Despite the disappointment: Looking at the table, one point against Cruderfurt shows just how helpful it is: FC Augsburg’s defeat in a draw at TSG Hoffenheim helped VfB Stuttgart move one step forward – away from where they had been, and there, VfB Stuttgart is at the end of the season.


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