Despite a missed promotion in the short term, fans said an emotional goodbye to their FC Saint Polly after the best Second Division season in ten years. “It was breathtaking,” said tournament winner Marcel Hartell (one goal and one assist), who had previously lost twelve games after Dusseldorf beat Forduna 2-0 (0-0) on home soil. Sequence.
Coach Timo Schultz was delighted with the 29,546 spectators at the sold-out stadium in Miller. “I’m especially happy for the boys, some of whom have been here for a very long time and are now leaving the club, which was a great decision for them,” the coach said: “I want to say thank you. The fans who showed the best intuition said goodbye to the boys accordingly.”
Upcoming season “Attack again”
A good season, but not crowned with promotion, came to an end with the farewell of six experts, including longtime great artists such as Christopher Buickman (at the club since 2012) and Captain Philip Geris (since 2013). . Schultz did not hesitate for long, but announced he wanted to “attack again” next season.
What are Kyre and Berkstoller?
In addition to coaching, sports director Andreas Bourneman is now being asked to quickly clarify key staff issues. Top scorer Daniel-Kofi Kaireh (twelve goals, ten assists) is praised by the Bundesliga teams, while top scorer Guido Burkstoller (18 goals) is close to his family living in Austria, 1. discussed at FC Nürnberg.
Although both executives have contracts until 2023, they will only bring in beautiful transfer fees this year. The futures of Maximilian Dittgen, Simon Makienok, Adam Dzwigala and Jannes Wieckhoff (all expiring contracts) are open.
“It’s important to go with a good feeling for the summer holidays. We want to build it up when we try again,” Schultz stressed. The 44-year-old regained his composure on Monday before a three-week break to take a deep breath. It starts again in mid-June.
Schultz self-criticism: “We have to tell ourselves that”
Shortly before the well-deserved holiday, Schultz looked back with self-criticism about the missed chance of the fall champions (only 13th in the second half of the table). Schultz assured him that the fact that the city rivals HSV had been pushed back did not bother him. “It hurts me that we’re not in two or three places. But we have to blame ourselves for that.”
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