Hütter: “It’s a surprise for everyone.”
Eintracht Frankfurt is still in a state of intoxication. The 4:0 against Olympique Marseille on Thursday not only secured an early first place in Group H, it was also the tenth victory of the cup winner from the last eleven games (a draw in Nuremberg) – and this with an almost unreal goal difference of 36:8.
The joy about the next success, which also meant the group victory in the Europa League, was by no means small, despite the fact that victories had almost become a habit. Especially since strong opponents from the Champions League are not yet an option for the SGE in the intermediate round. “It’s a surprise for all of us that we won the group with 15 points after five matchdays. Today it was again a spectacle from the very beginning. When you see the scenery, it just electrifies. That’s why we started today like shooting from the pistol. Shooting Marseille 4-0 out of the stadium is something special,” said coach Adi Hütter.
The mood among the players was also very good: “Fredi Bobic said in the summer that we wanted to march through the group phase. That’s what we did. We can’t help but keep going at full throttle,” Danny da Costa said.
Defender Simon Falette, who had only played against Marseille for the fourth time this season, joined in, but was already looking to his next opponent: “We’re having fun together, we really wanted to win the group. We don’t have time to enjoy it now, we’ll continue on Sunday”. On Sunday (18 o’clock) against Wolfsburg the third placed Eintracht wants to continue their flight in the Bundesliga.
One player who personifies the current Frankfurt success like no other is undoubtedly Luka Jovic, who scores two of the four goals against Marseille. The Serb scored 13 of his 14 seasonal goals for Hesse during the impressive eleven games of the undefeated series – and on top of that, prepared five more goals.