In the 73rd minute, the 1-0 lead of the Bielefelder against Leipzig arrived at the Freiburg banker. Christian Streich rows with his arms, demands and fires his team, who is just 0: 1 in Leverkusen after a rather uninspired and incorrect appearance. If she was still doing the game and Bielefeld actually made the surprise against RB, it would still be solved to the Champions League ticket for the Breisgauer.

“We noticed that, then a jerk went through the team again. The 1-1 came up again, then we had one or two situations – but Leipzig finally did 1-1 before the season We would have said that we would have been playing Europa League next year… “, said SC captain Christian Günter at” Sky “and acquaintances:” Nevertheless, it hurts a bit if you are there two games before the end and have tight games. “

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“It’s extremely annoying”

After the 32nd matchday, the string team was in fourth place and could have moved into the premier class for the first time in the club’s history with a win and a draw. But a clear and sobering 1: 4 against Union Berlin followed and now the 1-2 at the last minute in Leverkusen. Union, for example, passed the sports club in the final table, who, as the sixth, ends the season with the second best in the table and the second approval for the Europa League group phase in the over ten-year string era.

“We played an extremely successful season,” emphasized Nicolas Höfler in the “Sky” interview, but also admitted: “Nevertheless, it is extremely annoying that we have lost the last two Bundesliga games and two table positions.”

However, there is no time for the understandable disappointment to have played the chance of the sporting and economically attractive European Cup. “We are looking ahead, we will play internationally next season. We would have signed that at the beginning of the season and next week the cup final will come. This is a big highlight for us, we want to be successful,” said Höfler.

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In order to be successful against Leipzig, however, an increase is required, especially in the third of the attack. “If we go on the pitch with the energy like today, a bit more determined to have the final situations at the front, we will make Leipzig difficult,” says Günter. Höfler is similar and emphasized the importance of good regeneration: “The next few days we have to bring in a relaxation, so that we will recharge your batteries on Saturday.” So you want to put Leipzig under pressure, but also Höfler knows that more offensive has to come: “With ball, we should get a little more quality than today. Then I am good courage that we are making the game successfully.”

If the cup triumph succeeds, the missed premier class would quickly be forgotten for most Freiburg. Günter had already emphasized that the pot would be more important to him. On the other hand, the third defeat in series threatens. Nobody wants to start on summer vacation.