Alfred Schreuder would have liked to enjoy the happiness without interruption and continued the wonderful series of TSG Hoffenheim directly.
It was to the chagrin of the Dutchman anyway, but maybe he has also used the time to make the team of the hour in the Bundesliga even better. The basement child of the FSV Mainz 05 will receive a first impression on Sunday – a duel with good omen for the last victorious TSG.
Achim Beierlorzer is now on the sidelines of Mainz. The coach, whose fate the Hoffenheim had sealed with their victory before the international break at 1 FC Cologne (2: 1). "That's strange and a rarity," said Schreuder: "But in the end, it's not about us trainers, but about the players." Or the club.
And he is after a bumpy start under Schreuder thanks to the super series of five Bundesliga victories as well there as long ago.
With another success against Mainz Hoffenheim would set a club record and Schreuder the former TSG coach Ralf Rangnick and Julian Nagelsmann (both with five wins in a row) outflank.
1899 Hoffenheim is worried about Sargis Adamyan
And an end to the flight would probably not in the coming week in sight. Then the Kraichgauer receive again a conquerable rival with Fortuna Dusseldorf, only then it becomes more demanding with the game at RB Leipzig (on paper).
For the best of six wins in a row but again Schreuders skill is required especially in terms of installation. Behind the use of strong attacker Sargis Adamyan is still a question mark, Ihlas Bebou and Andrej Kramaric are probably not yet at their top level.
This also applies to the players of Hertha BSC, who are aiming for a turnaround in the groundbreaking away game at FC Augsburg on Sunday. Eleven points from eleven games are not enough for the ambitious blue and white, from the past four games Hertha BSC only scored one point. The pressure on coach Ante Covic is growing.
"The criticism is okay, because if you have eleven points on the account, you can not hide behind it.As a coach you have to face these phases, which I do," said Covic at "t-online.de" , That individual fans demanded his dismissal, "touches me very much."