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On match day 33 of the Bundesliga, the focus is on the relegation battle and the race for Europe. There are some players to watch out for.


07.05.2022 | Status: 07:07 AM

This was not what Sebastian Hoeness imagined: two days before the end of the season in the Bundesliga, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim threatens to go empty-handed in the struggle for international starting places.

An entirely different problem plagued fellow SpVgg Greuther Fürth, Stefan Little. Who are you looking for in Round 33:

Nico Schlutterbeek:

Even if he made a breakthrough with the Berlin players last season, Nico Schlutterbeek wouldn’t care much about 1. FC Union. Like his three-year-old brother Kevin Schlutterbeek in the 2019/2020 season, the 22-year-old national player has been loaned to Eisrenen from FC Freiburg for a year. before moving to Borussia Dortmund In the summer, the centre-back wants to celebrate two more big wins with Sport-Klopp: winning the DFB Cup final against RB Leipzig on May 21 and making sure Freiburg qualified for the Champions League for the first time. In order to achieve the latter, he must strike the Bresgau Union – considering that it will not work.

Sebastian Hoeness:

Given the last seven games without a win, the 39-year-old Hoffenheim boss is increasingly breaking down the work of the entire season. After a 1-1 draw against Bayern Munich in March, TSG was still considered a Champions League candidate, but the club now only has a theoretical chance to participate in the European Cup. Sponsor Dietmar Hopp wants to be a part of this on an international basis. Numerous staff failures make it difficult to establish Hoeneß in his second season at Hoffenheim. Hoeneß’s contract runs for another year.

Anthony Humble:

After winning 3-2 in the first leg, Anthony Modeste did not hide his joy. “I am happy today that we beat Wolfsburg. This is your Schmadtek team,” he said, referring to Jörg Schmadtke, head of sport for Wolfsburg and the former Cologne: “You always meet twice in life. It’s nice, Wolfsburg to send him into a crisis.” The dispute remains over Modeste’s move to China in 2017 for €35 million. The circumstances are not clear, there are different versions. However, Modest repeatedly declared later that he would have preferred to stay. Another point: Because of the departure, Modist missed the season in the European League. He can now do so next year.

Stephen Little:

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On February 9, 2019, Stefan Little trained SpVgg Greuther Fürth for the first time in a home match. At that time, the Franconians were still in the relegation battle in the second German league and defeated MSV Duisburg 1-0. This Saturday in the match against Borussia Dortmund, the promotion coach says goodbye to home fans in front of an out-of-crowd. It won’t be “emotionally easy,” the 44-year-old said previously. Little Franconians, who have long since fallen, leave prematurely in the summer. Where is he going? Everything points to Hannover 96. Martin Kind, the largest shareholder in Hannover, said recently that in principle, “things can go very quickly.”

Lucas Tousart:

For a long time, Berlin as a city was too big for Lucas Tousart and yet too small in terms of sports. The standard Herta purchase was odd in every respect. Constant changes to the coach made it difficult for the introverted Frenchman to settle down. The 25-year-old found the support he needed in Felix Magath. Since March, Tousart has finally shown the consistency and serenity that was expected of him when he was brought on from then-Champions League club Olympique Lyonnais for around €25m during the big winter shopping in 2019. His first goals of the season came against Hoffenheim and Bielefeld. Tousart Magath is also the trump in the relegation battle against Mainz. “He has great skills,” the coach said.

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