The former Hertha pro and today’s Union player Julius Kade has spoken out against an emotional exaggeration of the Berlin Derby in the Bundesliga.
“The separate Germany, the fall of the Wall: That was all before my time. For me, East and West are only directions to the sky,”the 20-year-old said in an interview with online.de “‘ We are still talking about sport, it is just a football game. For me, it is not a question of whether or not and who is supposed to represent East and West Berlin.”
Kade changed this summer from Hertha BSC to Union Berlin. In his youth he played for Hertha and made his Bundesliga debut in April 2017 und er trainer Paul Dardani. He was “extremely hot at the game”, said the midfielder before the first Bundesliga derby between the two clubs on Saturday (18:30 o’clock).” I think we can all look forward to a great football festival.”
He appreciates the rivalry between the two clubs”generally considered not to be exceptional,”said the former youth national player. It’s more like looking forward to the duel against the city’s neighbors. Nevertheless, as a player, one also longs for a ticket to such a derby more than a “normal” game day. I think we can all look forward to two furious duels.”