Factual analysis with respect and fairly
After the defeat to HSV, Nürnberg will work diligently through the issues. Nine of the club are away on international duty.
For the second time this season, the Bundesliga goes on a break. Instead of league games this weekend, international football takes centre stage. For 1. FC Nürnberg, the timing is less than ideal after the 5-0 defeat to Hamburger SV as it means they will have to wait two weeks before they can make good. “After the games against Bremen and Dortmund, we thought we were in a position to enter the international break on the back of a win,” said the club’s chairman Martin Bader.
Against HSV, the first win of the season wasn’t to be. Instead, a bitter defeat followed and left all involved disappointed. Despite that, the focus is to use this time calmly and objectively, focusing on perspective. “We are well known for solving these situations, and we will do the same this time too,” explained Bader.
“Look at ourselves”
All of Der Club’s games so far this season will be analysed by the team and the managerial unit, according to Martin Bader. “Respect and fairness of those in question,” is of great importance to the chairman and the club’s internal handling of the issue should aid that process.
“We must take a look at ourselves,” said Josip Drmic after the game against Hamburger SC. The team has two weeks to find the right answers and then show them in the away game against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, October 19th.
Nine FCN players on international duty
Josip Drmic is one of nine Nürnberg players that have been called up to represent their country this weekend. Along side the Swiss international, Hiroshi Kiyotake, Makoto Hasebe (both Japan), Emanuel Pogatetz (Austria), Martin Angha (U20, Switzerland), Marvin Plattenhardt (U21, Germany), Per Nilsson (Sweden), Tomas Pekhart und Adam Hlousek (both Czech Republic) are all in action. Hlousek returns to the national team after a year-and-a-half absence and has been rewarded for his strong return.