Waldhof Mannheim said goodbye to the third division season with a goal spectacle on Saturday. The team around captain Marcel Seegert won 7-0 against the already fixed relegation Havelse-the fans celebrated their team, even though they just missed the leap on DFB Cup-Platz Four. Logical, because in the final of the Baden state cup next Saturday, Waldhof Mannheim has the chance to move into the DFB Cup with a win against seventh team FC Türkspor Mannheim.
The Mannheim players did not want to give fourth place in the league despite the view of a cup victory against the supposed outsider Türkspor, of course, without a fight. The team did not want to be said if the competition from Osnabrück and Munich had left points, as Routinier Marc Schnatterer explained after the game in “Magenta Sport”. “We played out a lot of chances, made goals and rewarded the spectators – a bit of a shame that it wasn’t quite enough to jump in fourth place.”
Of course we want to put the cherry on top with the cup victory next week.
Nevertheless, there was no trace of melancholy: “There were depths, but there were also more heights – it was a successful season. Of course, we want to put the cherry on top with the cup victory next week.” With a victory against Turkspor, Waldhof can not only crown a good season with the DFB Cup catchment, but also duly adopt the outgoing coach Patrick Glöckner.
The 45-year-old leaves Mannheim mutually after two years, his contract was not extended. “He was one reason why I came here last summer,” Schnatterer describes his relationship with the coach. He would have been happy if Glöckner had stayed in Mannheim for another year, but is now looking ahead and would like to attack with a new coach on the sidelines and “see what is possible”.
Future question not yet clarified
Will and where bells will be at the side in the new season? “I don’t know. First of all, I have to report unemployed,” the coach joked at the “Magenta Sport” microphone after the game. Before he takes care of the question of his own future, he will probably want to prepare his team optimally for the cup final. The game for the DFB Cup ticket will increase on Saturday (2:15 p.m.).