The return to Frankfurt is for Niko Kovac without a doubt, emotionally, and finally, the coach of the football record champion Bayern Munich has a “special connection” to the harmony. “And when shortly before Christmas the light is concerned, it is a great atmosphere, and I am very happy,” said the 47-Year-old ahead of the crunch match on Saturday evening (18.30 clock in the F. A. Z.-Liveticker for the football Bundesliga and Sky). “The club and the player are still in my heart.” On gifts, the Croatian should not hope.The 5:0 in Supercup final start of the season had to forget his team, “” said Kovac. He was changed before this season to Munich, after he had left Frankfurt earlier in the Faith, to stay over the summer (“now”). Therefore, the reunion also brings a certain explosiveness.

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“This is no picnic,” said Kovac, who won the Hesse in the past season, the DFB Cup and knows that a defeat would lead to the ruin of the former employer, the feast of Christmas properly. “It is important that we in Frankfurt take something,” said Board boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. With the victory over RB Leipzig (1:0), initiated in the hunt for League leaders Borussia Dortmund, the Champions mentioned but on the right path. Kovac spoke of the “third Phase” of the season: “We are on the ascending Branch. These were the right steps that we have initiated.“ In the meantime, the “Delle” he wishes now to the BVB.

It is important to bundle up again, “all forces,” said Kovac. His team had the unfamiliar hunter, a role now assumed. “We are now in the wind shadow, we have pulled rank,” said Kovac in the face of still six points behind Borussia Dortmund before the last Bundesliga round. The championship title is the target. “The guys want to do this, nine points to catch up and celebrate at the end.” In Frankfurt, the Bavarians will have to crack however, without Serge Gnabry (muscle fiber) and Arjen Robben (thigh problems) begin, Jerome Boateng and Kingsley Coman are ready for use again. “We must not in vacation mode, but must be tension,” said Kovac, in the case of Concord by the way, a member of the Association for life.

What are the “gifts” to him by Rummenigge and sporting Director Hasan Salihamidzic in the winter break to be made, leaving open the Trainer again. To took the transfer rumors, the French world champion Lucas Hernandez, who is supposed to come for 80 million euros from Atletico Madrid, he on Friday only indirectly: “We play tomorrow and then see what the Christ child holds, both professionally and privately for us.”

The “magic triangle” of the Frankfurt Sebastien Haller, Ante Rebic and Luka Jovic could at least be a perspective view of the Transfer theme. Kovac certificated Jovic on Friday, once again, aspiring “world-class”. If the 20-Year-old to stay healthy, then “he will play at some point at a very big club”.

the Concord is not expected to arrive in Kovacs words very well. Finally, the Hesse building to the end of their successful first half of the season diligently on the squad of the future. Five service providers have already been extended, on Friday last, Danny da Costa. And so far, only borrowed Jovic should soon be the option to purchase withdrawn, said sporting Director Fredi Bobic at Amazon Music. “We are totally convinced of his way,” said the former national player: “Where his path leads, ultimately, he must determine for themselves. There will always be customers who want to have as a player. The are large and economically very strong, and we are still Eintracht Frankfurt. This is not to say that we want to make us small.“