If the 1st FC Köln wants to continue his strong season, he has to get something to his fearing opponent TSG Hoffenheim after six defeats in a row.

The calm mantra of Steffen Baumgart helped only a few seconds. Let s start slowly, said the churning coach of the 1st FC Cologne at the beginning of his outlook on the Friday Game of the Football Bundesliga at the TSG Hoffenheim (20.30 pm / Dazn). But moments later, the coach left his emotions free run and talked again in Rage.

This time, Baumgart, who has never been a strife of controversial issues, has never been a strife, about the strong burden on the national player and the scheduling of the German Football League (DFL) after the country break. The Friday game went to a station. So it s about being shown a game, baumgart scolded, What would you like to hear from me – except for the fact that I am …

The question was rather rhetorical, because before the listeners had already suffer enough complaints. I have not seen a measure that our players really protects. The national players have next to the game – also the travel trapacles, Baumgart weathered: Most who come back, we must first send to the doctor.

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After all, Baumgart got shortly thereafter the curve in the direction of the opening part of the 8th game day. Despite the criticism, we will be well prepared, promised the 49-year-old, who probably emerged in the first place because of the failure of Ellyes Skhiri. The Tunisian midfielder had returned from the international game against Mauritania with a knee injury and falls out.

Well prepared should the Cologne be actually. Finally, the FC, who has not won away from this season, has not won away since ten playing on a victory against the Kraichgauer. The past six encounters were even lost.

On the other hand, the TSG s far behind its own expectations has won only one of her past six games. While the Hoffenheimer lies with eight points on the eleventh table space, the FC with twelve meters rank on a strong sixth place. Over the past 24 years, the Cologne only had a better balance sheet at this time in 2016/17.

Due to these numbers, the FC is unusual calm, while TSG coach Sebastian Hoeneß is under traction. Again and again rumors become loud, after which the coach is no longer too firmly seated in the saddle. Above all, the statements of majority owners Dietmar Hopp, who wants to see his club continuously on a European Cup Place, read last stop.

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Hoeneß emphasized that he felt the Hopp statements in no way as a pressure: I know that Dietmar is ambitious – and that s a good thing.