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Hannover 96 in crisis mode: “We are in the downward battle”

The players still did not want to fully appreciate the situation at Hanover 96, The disappointing 0:2 (0:1) in the second round of the DFB Cup against poor and well-beaten neighbors of the VfL Wolfsburg left Horst Heldt with only a bitter insight for the Bundesliga: “You see, That we’re in a downhill battle. There is nothing to beautify.”

Shortly before, Captain Waldemar Anton had still spoken out against it.” I wouldn’t say that now,”said the 22-year-old, even talking about a”basically good game”. The defender was not even alone in this. And that is exactly what the whole dilemma of the Lower Saxons is currently describing.

The situation in Hanover will be serious

The situation in the Bundesliga third-place after a playfully good start of the season.

Since the team of trainer Andre Breitenreiter at the beginning is too few points from the good season starts Playing in Bremen (1:1) and Leipzig (2:3) as well as against Dortmund (0:0) now has a problem. The situation becomes serious after just one victory from the last ten obligatory games.

That’s why, at least in approaches, width guides, and hero also spoke clearly after the failed Lower Saxony duel, the Admir Mehmedi (20). Minute) and Wout Weghorst (90.+3) decided each after good 96-help in favour of Wolfsburg.

“It doesn’t matter,” said Heldt in Anton’s opinion. Then I’ll talk to him now. It’s early, but we don’t have enough points. It’s important to note that. Yes, we are in there.”

Width slider: points also with”dirty performance”

At least then width slider did not want to contradict. The coach also spoke unanswered about the downhill fight in the league after the Cup Lead. His other statements, on the other hand, sounded bitter after Tuesday’s playfully weak performance.

“The team had morals and showed that they absolutely wanted to,” said Breitenreiter, in view of a busy but ineffective second half, in which hardly any real gate chances were played out.

“We have to raise our heads and simply need points. Whether with good football or a dirty performance,”said Breitenreiter also”standard repertoire of a supposedly helpless coach.

On Saturday his team has to compete at Breitenreiters Ex-Club FC Schalke 04. Hannover may not have to give up on attacker Niclas Fulkrug (knee problems) and Pirmin Schwegler (foot problems) as well as against Wolfsburg in the case of this thankless task.