Düsseldorf (dpa) – Together they’ve 177 Bundesliga years, in a primary division with the 18 first within the Eternal Table, they might all be there.
But within the season of the 2nd Bundesliga that begins on Friday, the standard quintet Hamburger SV (55 Bundesliga years), VfL Bochum (34), 1. FC Nuremberg (33), Hannover 96 (30) and Fortuna Düsseldorf (25) with totally different stipulations and generally nice uncertainty about an ascent that’s generally very important for survival, particularly in Corona instances. On which relegated Paderborn, relegation participant Heidenheim and attainable shock groups similar to Darmstadt and even Sandhausen can hope for with out boldly formulated objectives.
“The 2nd league is extra thrilling than the Bundesliga,” stated former grasp coach Felix Magath, who as “Head of Flyeralarm Global Soccer” is the sturdy man behind the newly promoted Würzburger Kickers, in a dialogue with “Sport Bild”. “I might draw the circle of favorites very giant,” stated Dieter Hecking, who was sitting subsequent to him. In the earlier yr he had did not get promoted with HSV and is now purported to reanimate the membership from Nuremberg, which has virtually made it into the third league.
Hecking’s successor Daniel Thioune should have the perfect squad accessible on the former Bundesliga dinosaur from Hamburg, but in addition the best stress. The return to the Bundesliga is virtually a should – with the trauma of two missed makes an attempt within the neck and a considerably decreased price range. And now with the cup chapter on the third division membership SG Dynamo Dresden together with the headline-grabbing fan tussle by defender Toni Leistner.
Directly within the opening recreation on Friday (6.30 p.m. / Sky), Hamburg acquired the second prime favourite with relegated Düsseldorf. Fortuna initially discovered it troublesome to call promotion after 17 departures. But with construction and newcomers like Edgar Prib, he must be a purpose. “If the others allow us to, we naturally need to transfer up,” stated sports activities director Uwe Klein. For coach Uwe Rösler, HSV is “clearly the highest favourite” as a result of the price range continues to be “by far the best. We’ll have to attend and see whether or not we’re prime favorites. We nonetheless have a number of development websites.”
In Hanover, folks have intentionally parted methods with supporters like Prib and ex-world champion Ron-Robert Zieler. The objectives are clear after lacking the direct promotion within the earlier yr. “We must go up now,” stated President Martin Kind, additionally in opposition to the background of the corona losses. Coach Kenan Kocak was not very enthusiastic concerning the clear requirement that he was “not a fan of long-term objectives”.
Nuremberg missed the rebound much more clearly than the Lower Saxony, ultimately the Franconians separated only some seconds from the third division. With Hecking and gifted coach Robert Klauß (35), beforehand assistant to Julian Nagelsmann at RB Leipzig, issues ought to now go up. Hecking identified that the method is at the moment underway. “If we’ve got a run ultimately, we cannot struggle it.”
For Magath, the group of candidates for promotion is fastened. “Who must be promoted other than Hamburg, Hanover, Nuremberg and Düsseldorf? I do not know anybody,” he stated. Hecking can also be considering of Bochum, who not too long ago scored probably the most factors of all groups after the Corona break: “VfL jogs my memory of Arminia Bielefeld, who was promoted this yr.”
And who may nonetheless grow to be the brand new Bielefeld? Maybe the Heidenheimers who failed with out defeat within the relegation to Bremen? “We positively cannot have this purpose,” stated coach Frank Schmidt in “Sport Bild”, referring to the lack of key performers: “We cannot do magic in Heidenheim.” Heidenheim is among the candidates, coach Steffen Baumgart from Düsseldorf’s fellow relegated Paderborn. “But I would not depend us among the many favorites.”
Darmstadt can also be talked about many times after a robust second half and with the brand new coach Markus Anfang, who led Kiel into relegation in 2018 and Cologne to promotion in 2019. And some folks even believe in Sandhausen: The village membership from close to Heidelberg was fifth within the post-corona desk and strengthened itself properly.