The 3: 0 against Hoffenheim on Saturday – great! Generally a win against Bayern or Dortmund – strong! A derby win against Union – not to be beaten!
The city duel will take place in the Olympic Stadium on Friday (8.30 p.m.). For fans it is THE game of the year. And for Hertha only one victory counts after the first leg defeat (0: 1). It’s good that a real derby expert is sitting on the bench at Hertha.
Coach Bruno Labbadia (54) can already become a Hertha hero in his second game with a success against Union. The coach: “We will prepare well for Union this week.”
Labbadia can derby!
Big-Bruno experienced four northern duels as HSV coach against Bremen on the sidelines. He won three. The HSV fans are eternally grateful to him for that. Now the derby against Union – with us in the live ticker. Labbadia knows that it won’t be easy. On Sunday he sat in front of the television with his son Luca, who is visiting him in Berlin, watching the game of the Iron against Bavaria.
Labbadia knows: If Hertha wins the derby, the messed up season is saved for the fans. And he would have a place in Hertha history after just two wins.
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How much the fans are burning for the derby revenge was already demonstrated on March 7 after the 2-2 victory over Bremen. Back then, the Ultras’ leader roared a flaming speech through the megaphone to the team right after the final whistle: “The game is elementary, it decides the entire season. If you win this game, then every other poop is behind. If you win this one game. It is the highlight of the year! This is important! You have to tear your ass open. You have to burn. You have to have cramps after 90 minutes. You shouldn’t be able to walk the next day. The main thing is to win the derby. “
Side effect: Hertha would be four points ahead of Union after a threesome and with 34 points would be almost certain to be relegated.
Friday will not be a normal game. Heroes can be born on Friday.