Fussballzwerg instead of a championship show: To start in a big battle week of Bayern Niko Kovac is struggling hard to hide the duel against Borussia Dortmund again. Only a victory in the semi-finals of the Cup on Wednesday (18.30 clock is F.A.Z. Liveticker for DFB Cup and Sky) against 1. FC Heidenheim, then Bundesliga's definite Saturday summit against BVB is Munich's coach agenda.
"We have to win the game against Heidenheim. This gives us the necessary positive atmosphere and the positive tension we need for the game," admitted Kovac, on the first appearance, unwanted cup task but took an innovative character for the glorious league on Saturday (18:30 clock living in the Bundesliga and Sky Football FAZ). "We are all very excited this week." If Heidenheim becomes a stumbling block, the greatest turmoil is threatening before hitting the Bundesliga.
On Monday, in addition to processing mood humidifiers of 1: 1 in SC Freiburg for Kovac, warnings were also issued. Dortmund game could hide, claim Kovac. "I told my players definitely: what's happening on the weekend isn't relevant now," he said the Croat. But can his players do that as well? Marc Schnatterer will replace Marco Reus or Robert Glatzel instead of Paco Alcácer being announced on Wednesday when the winner of the record cup wants to take the next step towards the 23rd final. "We must not rule out anyone," warned Kovac.
The Croat will probably do without Heidenheim on the goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (calf problems) and the full back David Alaba (muscular problems). "They are on their way to recovery, but not more," Kovac said. When they were training on Monday they were missing. Sven Ulreich is to guard against the second and Freiburg the aim; Then it could just come against the BVB probably again. Anyway, keep cutting the injured Arjen Robben and Alphonso Davies. Corentin Tolisso continues to progress after shredding ligament.
Fiercely, Kovac expects his star ensemble to have a different start than the weekend in Freiburg, when the Munich team returned with a lot of effort to regain the top of the table. "We didn't fight there," said the 47-year-old boy. “Of course, we'll talk about everything in the game review. From time to time the voice is more troubled, a little more obvious from time to time. Critically factual and not that I'm throwing bottles there. "It's trying to reach the players with arguments.
First Heidenheim then emphasized Dortmund: Kovac this route repeatedly Monday. Did all the black and yellow banners be banned from the rooms or would his players get a ban on Maya Bee, asked the coach – and smile. "Just. I wish you all a nice afternoon."