Eintracht Frankfurt gets its homework done again | hessenschau.de

At the end of the training camp in Dubai, Eintracht Frankfurt will be shown what awaits them in the Bundesliga by friendly opponent Lech Posen. Oliver Glassner was warned, but still came to a positive conclusion.

Nicholas Herold From Dubai

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Oliver Glassner draws conclusions in Dubai

Oliver Glassner during an interview in Dubai

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It wasn’t as if Oliver Glassner couldn’t assess Frankfurt’s last friendly against Schalke for himself. However, he could use the sonic background music at the Jebel Ali Shooting Club, where, just meters from the soccer field, there was gunfire loud and clear every minute, as an example. Because twice 90 minutes against Lech Poznań One thing above all: a warning shot. But maybe one in time.

The Frankfurt team won the first game on Friday with the best players 1-0, and the second meeting with a completely new staff ended 2-2. Many remained fragmented, tired Hessians clearly noticing the grueling training camp effort. “The two tests today were fine, but I think we can do much better than we have shown,” coach Oliver Glassner said after the two matches. “I saw some fatigue.”

There is also resistance in the league

However, the Austrian was also aware that the opposition from the Polish Ekstraklasa had given his team some homework to do. “That’s why the test was so good, because we had to overcome resistance. The other things went very smoothly,” emphasized the Eintracht coach, reviewing his Dubai days. “The opponent made life difficult for us. We made mistakes and left ourselves in turmoil. There will be resistance again in the league.”

Very likely already against Schalke 04 on Saturday in a week. The two games against Poznań, where defender Teuta injured his ankle and will likely miss the first home game of the year, showed once again what Hess would often face in normal Bundesliga operations.

Glassner is not satisfied with the body language

Frankfurt’s legs were still tired against the Poles, but that restriction would no longer exist against Schalke. Then there are no excuses. The Royal Blues will fight back with everything they’ve got. “They are fighting to stay in the league,” said the Austrian brilliantly. And that’s exactly what Eintracht needs to prepare for.

“It’s important, then, to stay in structure, to stay positive, even if things don’t turn out that way,” Glassner explained. Things went only mildly against Poznań. Lots of tinkering coupled with a few lapses in Eintracht’s game. “I wasn’t happy with our body language at one point or another today.”

Positive conclusion to boot camp

But that was with criticism. Because: There wasn’t much for the Austrian to criticize in his Dubai days. “Overall I’m very comfortable. We set a lot of priorities in the training camp,” summed up the Frankfurt coach. “Now it’s about getting fresh again. That’s why it’s good to recover for a couple of days and then prepare hard.”

On a Saturday afternoon, the Hessian entourage returns home after a relaxing morning lounging session. Preparations for the Schalke game in Frankfurt are expected to begin on Tuesday – with some homework from the Posen test.

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