- Uli Hoeness expresses his lack of understanding that many observers criticize the work of coach Niko Kovac.
- He thinks: If a Bayern coach plays for the championship and is in the cup final, a lot has gone right.
Magdeburg had to believe it and Ingolstadt, Hannover lost as well as Bielefeld and Mönchengladbach, and the following year it met Erndtebrück, Schweinfurt, Heidenheim, Mainz, Schalke and Bayern. All these teams had no chance in the DFB Cup against coach Niko Kovac, who was called Eintracht Frankfurt at the time, and this fearsome Kovac series apparently also has SV Drochtersen / Assel, SV Rödinghausen, Hertha BSC, 1. FC Heidenheim and now also Werder Bremen intimidated so much that in the current season they were also defeated by a Kovac team, this time Bayern.
Of the last 17 DFB Cup games Niko Kovac has actually lost only one, with Frankfurt he was defeated in the final of the season 2016/17 against Borussia Dortmund, it was his only defeat in the DFB Cup, since he is a professional coach in Germany.
You have to say: Too bad that Uli Hoeneß did not know that.
Hoeneß, 67, has experienced a lot in Bremen's Weser Stadium. At the height of the Hoeneß / Daum affair, the people of Bremen thundered so much at the Munich manager's behest that almost the Weser was overflowing. Wild times were that. What would Hoeneß have said at the time, after a 3-2 victory for Bayern in the Cup semi-final? And now he came after this 3: 2 so in the mixed zone of the former enemy country, he was obviously not brushed on riot. The Bremen audience was “fantastic”, he said.
Yes, it was the generosity of the winner, although Hoeneß, of course, still quickly had that this funny penalty “absolutely justified” had been. Nevertheless, Hoeneß's gentleness attacks are representative of the debates and feelings in this club. Straight it is not against enemies from the outside, even if one wants to shake off these Dortmund of course completely and these Leipzig become increasingly annoying. But at the moment the Bavarians deal mainly with themselves – with the end of the Robben / Ribéry cycle ', with the change on a crazy transfer market and with the question, which coach should train all the expensive players actually.
She would have fit Hoeneß so wonderfully in his argument pattern, the statistics of this almost invincible DFB Pokal trainer. In fact, Kovac is now the first coach after the much more invincible Otto Rehhagel (1989-91), who has made it three times in a row in the Cup final. It's a pity that Hoeneß did not call: even against Drochtersen-Assel! But the domestic political strategy, which the president is currently pursuing, became clear enough on this evening even without a sharpened tone.
He is “slow to understand the world,” Hoeness said with a minimum touch of redhead, “now we're in the Cup final, are league leaders in the Bundesliga, and then we talk about our coach, so I do not have any understanding.”
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