After the defeat against Borussia Dortmund the mood at Eintracht Frankfurt is depressed. Players like coaches felt "more fed up".
FRANKFURT – 1: 3 at Borussia Dortmund – that is a result for the Frankfurt Eintracht, as it was expected beforehand. But the whole of Frankfurt had the feeling "that there was more to it". Whether it was manager Bruno Hübner, coach Adi Hütter or goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, they were convinced that with a little more concentration and a few mistakes would have been less possible against the unusually meager Dortmund at least one point.
It was the second goal (73rd) that had deprived the bannenders of courage and confidence. "That was the bottleneck," said coach Hütter. Sébastien Haller had just made it in the 68th minute when the Eintracht defensive team developed miserably. Simon Falette could not keep a cross from Jadon Sancho on the left and Marius Wolf had simply forgotten the entire defense. "We did not defend Sancho aggressively enough," Hütter said softly.
Wolf took the opportunity and scored for BVB. The fact that the former colleague did not rejoice out of respect does not make Eintracht much easier. "Ironically, he, Wolfi, had waited a bit with his first goal for Dortmund," said Mijat Gacinovic.
This goal and the defeat have ruined the return of Simon Falette. The 26-year-old Frenchman, who last season was still a regular player, and was subsequently deported to the ineffable "Training Group 2", reduced as two weeks ago, had done his best. In an unknown position, left outside instead of like in the middle. Rustically, he played strong, strong as most of the time. "It was unusual for him, he did well," the coach praised. Falette had the ex-colleague Wolf well under control and showed with the 90 minutes of Dortmund that he is expected again. "That's the only thing that makes me happy today," he said after the game. Despite the bumpy start with four losses in five league matches and only three points after three Bundesliga games, he hopes for a good future. For the team and for yourself.
The exile of normal team training had not only been added athletically, but also mentally. "It was hard for me, it was the first time this happened to me", he admitted after the Dortmund match. Even in the weeks of the gloomy group training, he tried to motivate himself day in and day out. "Work is always rewarded," he said. It was clear to him that especially the many failures made a quick comeback in the team possible. With Jetro Willems (suspended), Taleb Tawatha and Timmy Chandler (both injured), three players were unavailable. "Then the coach came back to me," he says. "I hope that I can continue to justify confidence with the performance in the future."
His contract in Frankfurt runs until 2021. For coach Hütter it was all about bringing an experienced player. The variant with the 19-year old Deji Beyreuther alongside just 19-year-old Evan Ndicka seemed too risky for a race for 80,000 spectators.