Ex-coach Friedhelm Funkel predicts a tough relegation battle for the second division soccer team Fortuna Düsseldorf.
“Fortuna is going through difficult times,” Funkel said in an interview with “RevierSport”: “Because compared to teams like Sandhausen, this Fortuna squad doesn’t even know how relegation battles work. Fortuna has completely different goals in mind.”
Despite the dismissal of coach Christian Preusser, Funkel is also “seriously concerned about Fortuna” under his successor Daniel Thioune.
Funkel looked after Düsseldorf from 2016 to 2020 and led the club to the Bundesliga during this time.