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Labbadia effect: Bruno makes the Hertha float

The recovery of Hertha BSC after the Coronapause is characterized by two persons: Coach Bruno Labbadia and attacker Vedad Ibisevic. On Friday they led the Berliners to the Derby victory against the Union.

For the first “title” of his term there were no flowers and no trophy, not even with the fans could celebrate Bruno Labbadia. And yet the new coach at Hertha BSC enjoyed the unofficial Berlin City Championship in its entirety and was convinced of the outward effect of the earned 4:0 (0:0) in spirit derby against the Ascended Union.

The sympathies of his predecessors in the capital, Labbadia thought, Hertha won a long way back thanks to a strong performance on Friday evening.” We have to take people with us and win for us,”Labbadia said:”I think with the football we played today we have won many people for us.”

The Old Lady Hertha, who since the beginning of the season presented herself mostly as a nursing case and not only made fun of her in Berlin, suddenly becomes sexy again. Seven goals in two games, six points without a match- the Labbadia effect has made Hertha BSC a stable federal league candidate.

Ibisevic collects arguments for extension

The big football festival was not the derby, The seat shells in the Olympic stadium, which are over 74.000 gray, remained empty at Labbadia’s homecoming. At the playful first half, the spectators had little joy in the local living rooms or in the Berlin restaurants.

After the change of sides Hertha turned up, Captain Vedad Ibisevic (51.), Dodi Lukebakio (52.), Matheus Cunha (61.) and Dedryck Boyata (77.) took revenge for the 0:1 shame from the round. “We know exactly what this game means to the fans and also how painful the defeat from the example was,” Ibisevic said at “DAZN”: “We wanted to revise this, and I am all the more happy that we have succeeded.”

Ibisevic, 35, blooms under Labbadia, with whom he already worked at VfB Stuttgart. In Hoffenheim and against the Union, the Bosnian was given preference over the Polish winter million-dollar purchase of Krzysztof Piatek and raised arguments for an extension of the contract expiring in the summer. Against the Union, he advanced with one hit and two templates even to the Matchwinner.

Labbadia brings structure to Hertha’s game

Labbadia and he had a very good relationship, Ibisevic said: “He gives me a lot of confidence. He gave me a fair chance, and I have now taken it.”

Labbadia and his coaching team have also taken advantage of the free time in the Corona crisis. In Hertha’s game a structure is suddenly discernible, the mood on the place has improved, the opportunity is also being taken advantage of.

“We have used the four weeks without team training very, very well,” said Labbadia, who was surprised by the quick success but himself: “It was not to be expected, That we are already ready to show this patience, and are also so convincing in ball possession.”

After six points in six days, the blue whites have lost many worries. Labbadia, however, did not end the descent campaign: “We have improved this situation enormously. But I’ve been at it too long, you always have to have respect in the downhill fight.”