Coach Sandro Schwarz from the Bundesliga soccer club Hertha BSC is annoyed after the late 1:2 (1:1) defeat at VfB Stuttgart about the sixth goal conceded in the final quarter of an hour this season. "We have to be a lot smarter," he said Tuesday night. "We have to salvage at least the point away from home and we can't invite the opponent."
Dodi Lukebakio equalized for the Berliners after 19 minutes after Serhou Guirassy had given VfB an early lead. In stoppage time, Konstantinos Mavropanos shocked Hertha after a corner kick. "We weren't as consistent in the 50:50 duels anymore. The speed of action was lacking. It had nothing to do with a lack of courage," said Schwarz.
The club from the capital ends the calendar year on Saturday (3.30 p.m. / Sky) with a home game against 1. FC Köln. Most recently, the Black Elf lost three times in a row. "But I'm not worried that the mood will change," said the coach. "We have to analyze the game and stay tuned. That's the mission."
Table Squad VfB Stuttgart Squad Hertha BSC