A tradition established in the Dreesamstadion for years now also lived in Freiburg’s new home. Of many of the currently 10,000 approved spectators in the Europa Park Stadium, the Petersen calls were clearly heard after just over an hour at the Saturday section against Mainz. He knew that for some time, says Christian Streich, “When Nils sat outside and we were in arrears, of course, the fans have come up with the idea that the Nils could now be replaced. For Nils, that’s certainly absolute motivation if he is sure come to the place. “

Not only for him, even by the Freiburg team seems to be a jerk, in the stadium unfolds a special force in such moments. What does that solve at the opponent? “That’s answered quickly,” finds Bo Svensson: “His qualities are known, you know what’s going on. He knows where the gate stands. When the balls fall in front of his feet, it’s very likely, he rings over it So many years proved that was not so surprising. “

“It did not surprise me that Nils does a goal because he stops right”

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The Mainz trainer and his team were this time despite appropriate preparation the suffering of the phenomenon Petersen, who has struck into typical manner after a long time. Resolution in the 67th minute, gate in the 69th minute with the first ball contact. An extended by Höfler on the first post Grifo corner pushed petersen, surrounded by many mains, into the net.

“It does not surprise me that Nils does a goal because he stops running right, he knows about the probability where the balls are coming. That’s in it,” Prank distributed a special lobe to the man who with his 85, Bundesliga goal two records expansion: Best Joker of the League history (31 results) and best SC contactors (97 competitive gates).

Petersen is looking forward to “big push” of the fans

Petersen, who came to 135 league minutes because of two injury breaks, but also for reasons of performance in front of the Mainz game this season, was pleased to “crazy that I personally succeeded again”. So far, he had achieved only the 2-1 victory hit at Hertha BSC in October – also two minutes after substitution as a result of a corner kick. Although four secured points on the number of minutes are a strong quota, Petersen wants to play more and is loud prank after a good test match appearance with double pack last against Sandhausen “physically back in a very good makeup”.

Exciting whether the last striker started in May 2021 will soon be asked again in the initial formation. But Petersen would certainly welcome an increased frequency of such joker experiences as on Saturday and gives a praise back to the fans: “This big push takes you in the square, and maybe that has given the rash that you get the ball over the line pushes. “