Woo-Yeong Jeong and Yannik Keitel put their heads together and whispered. The SC Freiburg stadium announcer had just read out the Bundesliga table. And Jeong and Keitel heard correctly. With the 2:0 (0:0) against 1. FC Köln, the Breisgauer climbed to second place. This makes you the first hunter of FC Bayern Munich.
"I wouldn't call us that," disagreed Vincenzo Grifo. "We're totally concentrating on ourselves. But of course we're happy with the performance we're currently getting."
In the Bundesliga, Freiburg have never had 27 points after 13 match days. They are also in the round of 16 in both the Europa League and the DFB Cup. "It's the product of years of work," said goalkeeper Mark Flekken, who kept clean for the eighth time.
Flekken: They want to bite us down at the top
Before the World Cup break, SC still have games at RB Leipzig and 1. FC Union Berlin. The objective is clear. "When you're in a situation like that, you try to get the maximum out of it," said Flekken. "We want to stay up there for as long as possible and bite down."
Grifo put it a little more cautiously after the home win, in which Jeong (53rd minute) and Michael Gregoritsch (64th) scored the goals. "It sounds like an alibi. But we really take it game by game. It's better than standing there and saying: We're the Bayern hunters."
A look at the table makes it clear: SC Freiburg is only one point behind Munich. And that seemed to please a lot of players very much.