Hanover 96 celebrated as if the class content were perfect. Coach Thomas Doll ran cheerfully on the field, the pros of the last table of the Bundesliga danced after the 1:0-success against the FSV Mainz 05 in the middle circle.
“Hope is back,” said goalkeeper Hendrik Weydandt. Only a few hours later the dampers followed on Saturday evening: Due to the 1:0 of the VfB Stuttgart against Munich, the lower axle can now save only one miracle from the descent.
Three game days before the end of the season, the delay of 96 to the Relegation Square 16-points. And on the next game day, Hannover will be the top rider FC Bayern Munich.” A disgusting game,”said Weydandt. The whole world would laugh at us if we said: We are going to Munich to win there.”
Holt Stuttgart at Hertha BSC one point, the Bavarians can simultaneously put the North Germans in the second. Shoot the league.” The fact that the Bavarians are coming now is very unfavourable,”stressed Weydandt.
Hanover sends battle announcements to the competition
For since Saturday the 96-pros know again that they can win. I cannot put into words this feeling of winning another game,”said Captain Marvin Bakalorz. After nine games without three points, the fourth season success would have been due to a curious hit by Weydandt in the 66. “After Munich come Freiburg and Dusseldorf, there are at least six points in there,” said the 96-attacker and sent a small battle announcement to the competition: “Stuttgart and Nuremberg are starting to shake slowly, If we continue like this.”
“We have now taken everyone on board”
Doll also made the second success as 96-coach visibly good. In a good mood, the former pro presented himself after the success against Mainz. A beautiful moment,”explained the 53-year-old. Watch out how the boys got in.”If his players did not reward themselves with success in the last few weeks despite acceptable achievements, Doll’s team had”good luck”, including”lucky stars”.
Also the atmosphere in the stadium caused a stir. It was almost like reconciliation with the very critical supporters of the past weeks and months. The majority of the 30.400 spectators celebrated the 96-pros with vocal chords, and in the final phase no 96-supporter was in the place anymore.” We have now taken everyone in the boat,”stressed Weydandt.”We have now taken everyone in.” The lines were full. They have closed the booth with us in the back,”added midfielder Bakalorz.
Prib celebrates tears comeback
Edgar Prib provided a goose-like moment after the game ended. The 29-year-old celebrated his obligatory comeback in the professional team after more than twenty months and two surviving cross-band tears. Already at his switch to the second half he was hugged warmly by his teammates.
After the whistle he sank to the ground, he even had tears in his eyes.” At a time like this, no man can stay stiff,”Prib said. The later Stuttgart victory clouded the afternoon glimmer of hope in Hanover.