Eintracht Frankfurt actually wanted to make it clear in the second half of the current season that they would make it back into the European Cup. Instead, only one of seven games has been won since the turn of the year, and after 16th place in the second half of the season, things are looking down. Slowly but surely, Frankfurt’s sports director is increasingly taking responsibility for the SBU stars.
Just a few weeks ago, Eintracht Frankfurt was scratching the door to the Champions League. After the late 3-2 away win at VfB Stuttgart in early February, the gap to fourth place was just three points: the premier class was within reach again.
Since then there have been three bankruptcies in a row, all without a goal of their own. The topic of the Champions League has therefore been settled, and the Europa League should also be out of reach now that they are nine points behind.
“It’s clear that we should win the next games in order to meet our demands in the table,” said SBU sports director Markus Krösche to the “kicker”.
For Eintracht, the matches against Hertha BSC (A) and VfL Bochum (H) continue. Should these games also fail, it could be an extremely restless spring in the Main metropolis.
Krösche wants to see “faster game structure”.
After three zero numbers on the offensive, Frankfurt’s line of attacks in particular has come under criticism in the last few days. Krösche, who brought players like Jesper Lindström, Ansgar Knauff, Sam Lammers and Rafael Borré to the club, warned of a more differentiated assessment: “I can understand the public discussion about the problems in the storm, but that’s just the symptom and not the cause.”
According to Krösche, it’s more about “trying to build up the game faster, play more clearly up front and use our footballing skills to create more scoring chances.”
That should already be improved against Hertha BSC. If the Frankfurters are defeated by the Old Lady, the distance to the relegation place could theoretically melt down to five points this weekend.