Glasner: Dream is only fulfilled when we have won
Oliver Glasner had to laugh. "If they had asked me about the cup out in Mannheim...", the Eintracht Frankfurt coach replied when asked whether he may have spent success in the Europa League as a season goal. With 0: 2, his team failed in the first competitive game in the trophy at the third division team Waldhof Mannheim. "If I had given the goal at the beginning of the season, when everything was so turbulent, the team would have asked: what does he talk about?" Glasner admitted.
Because the first win was only in the ninth competitive game at the end of September. Of course in the Europa League, 1-0 in Antwerp. Despite all the baccutures: Glasner pulled his thing through. On Wednesday evening (kick -off at 9 p.m., live! At final) he will be in the final with the Eintracht against the Glasgow Rangers.
This is a attitude to life. When it becomes difficult, it means to move up, roll up your sleeves and look ahead.
"After the big upheaval together with Markus Krösche, I deliberately got involved in the Eintracht project, we wanted to implement a game philosophy," the trainer describes the cooperation with his sports director. "Sure, it was also difficult at the beginning," he admits. But it was shown that the club held together. "This is a attitude to life. This had succeeded in his team and that's why the initially "modest level" of the Frankfurters had increased further-right down to the Europa League final. "And if you are in the final, one or the other we did was quite okay."
with "Eintracht football" against the Rangers
In the final city of Sevilla, only the Glasgow Rangers between Frankfurt and the title are now. An opponent where two other German team already failed. "I am impressed by Glasgow," says Glasner and warns: "With Dortmund and Leipzig, you have eliminated two top teams from the Bundesliga." Aggressive, strong in duel and with quick playing into the top, the Austrian expects the Rangers, but trusts in his own strengths. "I want to see Eintracht-Frankfurt-Fußball-like against West Ham United or FC Barcelona. With looseness and enthusiasm. Then I am confident that it will go positively."
Trapp is looking forward to the mood
It would be the first international title win since the triumph in 1980 against Borussia Mönchengladbach, at that time still in the previous UEFA-Cup competition. "Everyone believes that we can make it," says the goalkeeper. "It is nice that we could trigger euphoria - not only here, but throughout Germany." The SBU "A team that does everything for each other" formed. And a little also sounds through the joy that the opponent of Glasgow and not RB Leipzig means: "It is a nice final for football: with two traditional teams. The mood will be unique."
In contrast, in view of more than 100,000 ticket inquiries for the duel in Seville, the Eintracht fans were already in a party mood after the final. "We fulfilled the big dream," enthuses Trapp and caught a small, nicely meant reprimand from Chef Glasner. "The dream," emphasizes the 47-year-old, "he is fulfilled when we won."