Felix Kroos throws a towel at Union U 19
- FC Union Berlin wants to continue to qualify for a European competition. On Saturday (3:30 p.m., live! At Felix Kroos), on the penultimate matchday at the competitor SC Freiburg. 2700 Union supporters travel to the Breisgau. The guest accounting is exhausted.
- Schäfer also not spotted
- Kroos has other plans: “I’m happy about understanding for it”
- Kroos contract dissolved at the end of the season
The sharp preparation for the game started on Monday afternoon. In the sunshine and under the eyes of some trailers, goalkeeper coach Michael Gspurning was first congratulated on his 41st birthday. At Union, it looks like all coaches and players stand in a circle and fire or throw the jubilee with balls.
Trainer Urs Fischer tried to go with two balls, but the sharpest goal at Gspurning landed striker Taiwo Awoniyi. Afterwards it got down to business. Fischer showed himself dissatisfied here and there with the lecture by his protégés.
Schäfer also not spotted
The Swiss could not welcome all Unioners anyway. Defenders Timo Baumgartl and Robin Knoche were completely missing. Baumgartl still laboratories on a commercially available infection. According to clubs, defense chief Knoche is said to have completed individual training before the team unit. Also offensive man Andras Schäfer (Corona) was not spotted.
Dominique Heintz laid a short training intermezzo. The left-back, who had already injured and had to be replaced in the home game against Greuther Fürth (1-1) in the first half and had to be replaced, only did light ball and running exercises with rehabilitation trainer Michel Kuper. It is still open whether it is enough for an ex-Freiburger Heintz to return to the old place of work.
Kroos has other plans: “I’m happy about understanding for it”
Meanwhile, the association announced a personnel away from the professional sector. Felix Kroos does not continue his work as an assistant coach of the U 19 of the association, which came to eighth in the Bundesliga.
Ex-Union captain Kroos had only taken over the office on January 1, 2022. Jan Walle therefore lost the assistance job. But less than five months later, the Croos chapter ended again.
The coaching life doesn’t seem to be for him. “It was something special for me, after my time as a player at Union to officially wear the clothes of my club again. But I personally recognized for myself that I would like to focus on other things in the future and am happy about understanding For that, “Kroos is quoted by the association.
Kroos contract dissolved at the end of the season
The young head coach André Hofschneider, which is currently on a longer vacation, also has a say. Hofschneider, who temporarily trained Kroos in the 2nd Bundesliga twice, had a good connection to the former midfielder. “We regret, but of course respect Felix ‘decision. We would like to thank him for his impulses and advice, which he was able to give our young players as a former professional footballer,” said Hofschneider.
The contract with Kroos is terminated at the end of the season. At the weekend, U 19 was supervised by head coach André Vilk at Dynamo Dresden (1-1) her last game.