First trophy, then massive bankruptcy, and now an unsatisfactory zero: UEFA Champions League coach Oliver Glasner is quickly needed as crisis manager at Eintracht Frankfurt. Finally, after chances multiplied in the realistic 0-0 draw against FC Augsburg, the defensive-minded Austrian should have realized what should have been his biggest task in the Main: somehow replacing striker Andre Silva, who was so successful with 28 goals and who… They immigrated to Leipzig.
“We are about to find ourselves again,” said Glasner, whose former team lead Wolfsburg by six points, as he had to explain their unsatisfactory start to the Bundesliga point and cup failure at Waldhof Mannheim. Rafael Buri, who is only 1.74m tall, was brought in. To replace Silva, but he has to get used to the Bundesliga and is close to the strength of his Portuguese predecessor.The Colombian must also prove his formidable strength at the end of the course.
“He’s a different guy,” Glasner said. However, the 46-year-old is unlikely to contact sporting director Marcus Kroes and request more short-term reinforcements by August 31. “It would be very easy to say we were going to put a great player there and we would have won,” Glasner said. In the coming weeks, he wants to focus primarily on standards that are still expandable. “So I’m sure we’ll score enough goals,” Glasner said.
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