Funkel before FCB duel: “Have the opportunity to hurt them”

The top goalies Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry will not put anyone to sleep at Fortuna Dusseldorf before the football holiday against Bavaria Munich.” We have respect, but don’t be afraid. We’ll come up with another plan to get something. We know that on good days we can beat anyone,”said the goalkeeper Rouwen Hennings confidently to the”Sports Picture”.

With his three hits on Schalke (3:3) and an eleventh-meter a week before at the 2:0 in the derby against the 1. FC Cologne, the 32-year-old, had contributed significantly to the fact that the Dusseldorf villages went to the country playoffs with a broad chest and did not fill their trousers even before the duel with the record master.

Not least the spectacular 3:3 from the previous season on the Isar, where today’s Berlin Dodi Lukebakio shot himself in the notebooks of numerous clubs, serves as an additional motivation.” We had come up with something as climbers and it worked three times well with the switching game,”Hennings said about the memorable performance at the Alliance Arena last November.

“Have the opportunity, However, as the recent 4:0 against Borussia Dortmund proved impressively, no one has missed the chance that the Bavarians under Interimstrainer Hansi Flick have found their way back into the track again. Of course they’re the big favorite. But we have a chance to hurt them. For this we must be tireless in our efforts and we need a goalkeeper who goes beyond himself,”said Fortuna-Trainer Friedhelm Funkel, The 65-year-old had criticized the Bavarian Defensive under her coach Niko Kovac in October. He was a member of the Bavarian Defensive League, which was to be extended for another season before Christmas. I can no longer see a defensive weakness in the Bavarians,”said Funkel a few weeks later, because in the two games under Flick the Bavarians have not collected a countermatch.

Fink: Fortuna is”a bit further”

Funkel secretly hopes for a similar signal as a year ago. Because after the surprising win at the title defender, the number one drop-off started the fortune, and in the end, as table tenth, he secured the class balance as a sovereign.

Captain Oliver Fink sees his team better positioned this autumn than twelve months ago: “I think, that we are now a bit further ahead in view of the same time last year.”

Hennings also sees this despite the departures of the two Goalgets Benito Raman (Schalke) and Lukebakio (both ten seasonal hits) so:”We all have more experience and are more stable. We have taken a big step in the development.”Whether this is enough to get the Bavarians back on their feet will show on Saturday.