When Dedryck Boyata came again from the catacombs of the Olympic Stadium, his view went towards the Stuttgart fan curve. Well possible that the captain of Hertha BSC in what he saw there also saw a touch pity with his before the block-standing VFB professional colleagues.
The feeling of being insulted by the own supporters will know you in Berlin. At Hertha, you are already a bit further than the Swabia in the commitment with their most recently eradicated in the curve.
That was the name of the so important 2: 0 against the direct rivals VfB Stuttgart: Boykott! No waving in the curve, no La Ola and no collective Humba Tädterä. Although the three points the situation in the relegation battle is promising and reconciliation would have been an alternative. Instead, instant march into the cabin despite the previously loud and passionate startup of the blue-white share of the 54,589 spectators.
Descent fight is nervous
In the relegation champion of the football Bundesliga, the nerves are enormously strained, the great tension is noticeable. And in Berlin, the players have prescribed distance. “We have discovered something internally as a team, and we pull through. If something changes, you will notice that,” said scorer Davie Selke. Too deeply the humiliation with the Hertha professionals, after the fans two weeks after the 1: 4 in the derby against Union Berlin, the players needed to throw the jerseys on the ground before the curve in the Olympic Stadium.
The narrow ridge of the fan relationship tried Hertha coach to classify Felix Magath carefully. Support for the players, but hope for speedy approximation, was his motto. “They did not agree with the action,” said Magath. This is “okay so far that the players fight against the measure then,” emphasized the chef coach.
Selke thanks fans for support
But: In the next few days it should come to that “that both groups approach”. One must “tune together against the descent”. Striker Selke greeted an hour after the final whistle after all via Twitter: “Thank you for your great support! Have a nice Rest Sunday, Hertha fans!”
After winning on Sunday, the Berliners have as Tables-15. Four points lead to the VFB on the relegation rank 16. The next opponent Arminia Bielefeld is already distanced as 17th on the first direct relegation platz already by six points.
In Stuttgart, the escalation stage is much deeper despite the open dispute in the Olympic Stadium. Accordingly, the settings of the VfB officers fall out. “They may also be angry. Our task will be to draw them with every duel on our site. They were completely in support, all the time. They have made an outstanding job. Criticism is understandable,” said Dedryck Boyatas director Sven Mislinat.