Labbadia fought with Ibisevic switch to Schalke

For football coach Bruno Labbadia, the change from Captain Vedad Ibisevic of Hertha BSC to Bundesliga competitor FC Schalke 04 was a tough decision.

“I, myself, have been fighting with me. But the question was, don’t we just postpone the breakthrough if he stays? Vedo could certainly help us now because he has a strong presence. But it is precisely with such a presence that you can also hinder the development of a team,”Labbadia said to the”Daily Mirror”.

You never know if a decision is right or wrong.” But we made this decision out of conviction.”The transition period is still more complicated for Berlin than expected.

“I have already imagined the transfer time a little easier,”Labbadia said.”The transfer time is a little easier.” When we started preparing, we had a clear plan of who we would like to get for which positions. For a variety of reasons, we have not been able to implement so much of this so far.”

Last time the 54-year-old spoke of a”imbalance”in his cadre. It is also open who follows Ibisevic as captain and with which goalie the Berliners plan to be a regular force.

Hertha meets Eintracht Braunschweig in the first mandatory game of the season in the evening (20.45 clock) in the first round of the DFB Cup.