After the success in St. Pauli (2-1) and the winning victory against Aue (6-0), Darmstadt had a good starting position in the promotion race - this was in the early minutes at 1: 2 in Düsseldorf: "My boys have too Start of the game today had a bit of the nerve, "said Lilien coach Torsten Lieberknecht. The result of this nervousness was a 0: 2 deficit after ten minutes, to which the Hessen ran in vain.
Lieberknecht has to do a lot of construction work
How big the dream of ascent is, reflected in the faces of some players after the final whistle. "Many boys cried because many of them only saw the first league from television," said 48-year-old, who has to do a lot of construction work in the coming week, at the press conference. When analyzing the game, the Darmstadt residents will take motivation, especially from the second half.
Captain Fabian Holland, who witnessed the only Bundesliga promotion of the lilies to date, went on with a good example shortly after the final whistle and looked at the upcoming game against SC Paderborn. The support of the fans gives him "directly again strength" for the last matchday. In the home game, the Darmstadt residents will perform again with "full heart and passion".
But even a victory against the East Westphalia could be too little in the worst case. If Schalke gets two points from the two remaining games, Bremen Vier and the HSV six, the lilies would need a very high victory on the last matchday in order to still be able to stand up to the red pants in the promotion race.
If you love football and maybe not a fan of the big ones, you keep your fingers crossed.
For Lieberknecht, however, it is clear with regard to the direct competition who should have the sympathies from almost all of Germany: "If you love football and maybe not a fan of the big ones, we are kept our fingers crossed," explained Darmstadt coach But also knew that he met "an insanely large number of deaf ears".