26 021 spectators, the club announced on Thursday, will be witnessing on Saturday (3:30 p.m., live! At Kostmann) in the sold-out Schüco-Arena, if the Bielefelder for perhaps a decisive exchange of blows with the relegation competitor Hertha BSC comes.

The new Bielefeld head coach Marco Kostmann takes his coach a little as a role model for what his counterpart started in his team: “Under Felix Magath, the Herthans have shown that they want to do and can do high effort.” So they would have developed their points. “We have to hold up there. It will be a fighting and tough game.”

Kostmann: “I see a solved team who wants to play football together”

First, however, the processing of the 1: 3 defeat in Cologne was on the program. “What is decisive for the game is what happens in the penalty area. And we weren’t good in Cologne twice,” Kostmann once again recalled the unnecessary goals for 0: 1 and 0: 2. “We discussed that and trained again. Few goals are the key, it was the same in the previous season.”

Despite the negative experiences, the 56-year-old, which was held in the highest position by the goalkeeper coach, saw no reason to have to look at the keeper Stefan Ortega Moreno, which was visibly depressed after the final whistle in Cologne. “I don’t have to build it up, it is strong enough. He has expressed how many of us were doing. It is also about setting up us again and getting into a state that brings us optimistically into the next game.” This was successful in the course of this training week: “I see a solved team who wants to play football with each other, but who also knows and internalized that it only works if you keep it physically and let everything on the pitch.”

Kostmann: “I think we can play football better than calculating”

You don’t want to look much at the table or intermediate stands, even the usual processes around the game will remain the same. Kostmann: “I think we can play football better than calculating, so we concentrate on our task on the pitch. Of course we also see how the others played. But we have to deliver computing games on the pitch first.”

Arminia’s coach does not consider the first departure to the fact that Fabian Kunze (Hannover 96) and Joakim Nilsson (St. Louis City FC) passed through the first departures this week. “At the end of the season, of course, desires of other clubs always appear. It would also be a bad sign if nobody would be interested in our players! But our boys stay cool and look very focused.”

Fabian Klos and Cedric Brunner will continue to be missing against the capitals according to their head injuries, as well as Bryan Lasme, which was damaged on the knee. Jacob Laursen (after thigh strain), on the other hand, reports back from sick leave, so a left -back is even a candidate for the starting eleven.