With four chambers of seven games, Union had narrowly bumped in February and March and approaching the 40-point target in very small steps. Through the 1-0 on Friday night against a surprisingly harmless and idealess 1. FC Cologne, the Köpenicker in a game in which it was heavier for Union to lose as to win over this hurdle. Now the FCU stands at 41 meters. From a “joyful evening” Union coach Urs Fischer spoke after the first second league victory since the end of January and gave his team once two days. For joy – and relief – also a further message in Köpenick: The contract extension of Robin Knoche.
On the morning of the game against Cologne, as stadium spokesman Christian work described the process, the defensive chief of the Iron’s signature set the new working paper. A first offer is said to have rejected a bit, which had come in the summer 2020 free transfer from VfL Wolfsburg. Now the extension of the contract, which would have expired at the end of the season.
Knoche should “be a pillar of the team in the coming years”
How long Knoche Union is preserved, the club – as usual in the FCU in such things – did not know. Manager Oliver Ruhnert, however, said that the 29-year-old “also in the coming years” should be a pillar of the team, the runtime is not only a year (which would have made little sense for both sides). After the disposals of various leaders – about Christian Gentner, Robert Andrich, Marvin Friedrich or Max Kruse \ – and the upcoming change of Grischa Prömel (goes in summer to Hoffenheim) it is Ruhnert & Co. this time managed to keep a central figure. Accordingly facilitated, coaches Urs Fischer also turned over Knoches.
“I’m glad, not more…” said the Swiss coach and explained, “One or the other service provider has left us or will leave us. It’s an important sign. One has seen in the game against Cologne once again How important Robin for the team is as a guide player. He plays a really very constant season. “