Mark Fotheringham picked up his unexpected chef’s role at Hertha BSC after the positive corona finding at the new coach Felix Magath.
“We will bring a good performance. I am very relaxed,” said the co-trainer, one day before the home game against the TSG Hoffenheim (15.30 / SKY).
There will be Fotheringham in the Olympic Stadium for Magath, which the table penultimate from Berlin had only committed to Sunday evening as a successor of the most recently luckless Tayfun corkut. The Hertha series of last five defeats pushes aside the 38-year-old Scot aside: “What was before, I’m not interested. I’m focused that we play better.”
Also, that he himself takes a quick rise within a few days from assistant to the temporary head coach, hardly impresses the former midfielder. “I’m just Mark, I’m Scot, I do not want to copy any1. I thank you for the chance I got,” said the triple family father.
Jarstein and Nsona continue to be missing
In addition to Magath, the Berliners are not available to the long-term injured Rune Jarstein and Kelian Nsona, so that Fotheringham and the always digitally switched head coach have a large selection.
Much more important than staff and systems is for Foteringham the attitude and conviction of the nightless professionals this year. “We have to stay loose. That’s just football,” says Fotheringham, but at the same time knows that three points would enormously lift the mood within the team: “We only have fun when we win.”