Markus Krösche defended the Eintracht fans against criticism from Uli Hoeneß. The sports director admitted that not everything is going perfectly. Overall, however, he sees no fan problem at his club.
"Things can always happen, that's not nice either," said Krösche in the Sport1 double pass. "But the bottom line is that we have outstanding fans who have also played a major role in the success of our club in recent years."
At the same time, Bayern Honorary President Uli Hoeneß had accused the Frankfurters of having a problem with "aggressive fans". A week ago, Hoeneß said in a one-two: "What Eintracht absolutely needs to address is the problem with the audience. They have an aggressive audience that is always good for riots. It cannot be that in the future they will pay more penalties than they take in. Normal enthusiasm is always good, but violence stops me."
Although the SGE is actually repeatedly asked to pay for misconduct by its supporters, Krösche emphasized: "I think we have outstanding fans." The 42-year-old referred to the past European Cup season, in which the Eintracht crowd made a significant contribution to the sensational title win.
"If you think about how peaceful it was in Barcelona alone with 30,000 fans. Also how they carried us to victory in Seville. And now also away from home in the league again," enthused Krösche. Regarding the more than 300,000 fines that his club had to pay for various fan offenses this season, he said: "Of course something always happens, but we are in close contact with the scene."
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Krösche reacts to Hoeneß criticism.