Ahead of Eintracht’s sixth game in 18 days, Adi Hütter shares his thoughts on the defeat to Standard Liège, the state of his squad and the Eagles’ chances of victory in Freiburg.

Head coach Adi Hütter expects Freiburg to provide a physical test for his players, who are already feeling the effects of a hectic schedule.
Head coach Adi Hütter expects Freiburg to provide a physical test for his players, who are already feeling the effects of a hectic schedule.

…the game in Liège: “When you concede the deciding goal in the last minute, it’s obviously very frustrating immediately after the game. I’m still annoyed about it today because it was all our own doing.”

…potential repercussions: “We can’t keep discussing that one goal for the next two days. We knew it wouldn’t be easy. We didn’t have that many chances ourselves, but we had the better of the opportunities and controlled the game. The only thing that interests me in the next two days before the Freiburg game is finding out who can give their all and stand up to them.”

…SC Freiburg: “Freiburg have probably made their best start in their history. They play very, very good football and are very versatile, operating with either a back three or a back four. They’ll have analysed us thoroughly. They tend to play aggressive, attacking football. We need to counteract that by covering ground and being strong in the tackle, while still bringing our own attacking qualities to the table.”

…personnel: “We have a couple of minor knocks, but even so we’ll try and have everyone available for Sunday. We’re playing our sixth game in 18 days, which obviously takes its toll. In Freiburg, we’re up against a hard-working team and we’ll need a strong physical performance. We need to rise to the challenge.”

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