SC Freiburg goes into the winter break in second place. According to the circumstances, Christian Streich's team had a perfect first part of the season. The coach is already warning of part two of the season.
Besides Freiburg, only FC Bayern (one) and RB Leipzig (three) have suffered fewer than four defeats in the first 15 match days. Values of a top team that rightly goes into the league break as second in the table.
Only the sports club is not a top team. At least not when it comes to the usual criteria. And despite that, or precisely because of this, the performance so far is a very good sign for Christian Streich's team. Once again he not only stabilized the team, but made it noticeably better.
Winning nine out of 15 games shows how consistent Freiburg has been so far. "I said to the lads: you've done something incredible. Just be happy, go out there, don't put yourself under pressure and just kick," the coach said, explaining what he had given his team before the 4-1 win over Union Berlin (via kicker).
But already now Streich notes that sooner or later there will also be a selective crash. This should be as small as possible, but in his opinion it will definitely happen: "I would like it to stay that way, but it won't."
"We can just enjoy, be happy and practice not putting too much pressure on ourselves because we think it has to stay that way," he continued.
In the past few weeks he has repeatedly emphasized that Freiburg is in a table region where you really have no business. But while many a supposed top team has its problems, the SC impresses with continuous results.
Of course, Streich would have liked to have frozen his current team forever, "so that they don't get older and we continue to have this quality of experience and personality." Especially since some players may be "now also at their peak", as he suspected. That's why he's so sure that you won't stay in second place for too long.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Despite a perfect first half of the season: Streich warns of a Freiburg crash.