Hertha BSC celebrated their first home win of the season on Sunday. Instead of breaking out in a jubilant mood, Fredi Bobic urges further improvements - so that there can be more victories.
Hertha clinched their first home win of the season with a 2-1 win over Schalke 04 on Sunday evening. The rejoicing of the players, the coaching team and the fans was correspondingly great. All the more important and relieving that this breakthrough success was achieved against a competitor to stay up in the league.
But: Despite all the cheering and celebration scenes, the capital club is only three points away from the relegation place. The bottom two of the table each follow with a gap of just one point. The Berliners have not gained anything by winning.
It seems very important for Fredi Bobic to emphasize this fact. Instead of showing himself relieved and pleased in the first step, he warns of the big picture.
Although he was "very happy for the boys" because the win was "the reward for their hard work", that hard work shouldn't become any less intense.
Meanwhile, the coach agrees. Sandro Schwarz was also "very happy with the win", but remained cautious at the same time: "But we also know that it wasn't a treat in terms of football. It has to be said very clearly that we didn't create any fireworks."
In that regard, Bobic was even quite relaxed: "I prefer such a hard, dirty work victory to a great draw game for which we get flowers at the end."
Nevertheless, Hertha must continue the hard work if the season is to be more relaxed than last year. The first home win can and should be a good foundation for this.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as "We don't need to celebrate": Bobic demands consistent results instead of cheering.