Fortuna Dusseldorf – This player bids farewell against Darmstadt

In the home game against Darmstadt
This Fortuna player gets a big send off

Fortuna long said goodbye to their own fans on Friday night against promotion contenders Darmstadt 98. But there are also goodbyes for a total of six players. Who it is and who fans can still thank in particular.

The frame will be right at the end of the season. “In the number of viewers, a three will certainly come first”, proudly announces Tino Polster, Head of Media Communications at Fortuna. At the same time, this means that the last home game on Friday (6:30 p.m.) against SV Darmstadt 98 could also have the biggest backdrop of the whole season. The number of 31,649 visitors Dusseldorf welcomed in the 1-1 draw against Hamburger SV on March 19 is unbeatable.

It will therefore be an atmosphere worthy of the farewells that Fortuna will make tonight. The focus is on the last major public appearance of former captain Oliver Fink: Exactly a month before his 40th birthday, the red and white appendage can once again thank the native of Upper Palatinate, who became a longtime Düsseldorfer in 13 years. with fortune. On May 14, he will play the last match of his career with the U23s, which he has supported with his experience since the start of the season. After a longer vacation, he will start his new job in October at the Flinger Broich youth academy.

But there will be other farewells – including from Thomas Pledl, Florian Hartherz, Kai Eisele, Leonardo Koutris and Robert Bozenik. As expected, your contracts or loans will not be extended. Thioune’s addition shows the coach hasn’t yet completely written off Khaled Narey despite intending to switch: “We won’t be saying goodbye to Khaled on Friday.” It is also interesting that Edgar Prib’s name is not on the list either. The 32-year-old, whose contract is about to expire and who is banned yellow against the “lilies”, is therefore always a topic of conversation.

“The last day of the home game is often very emotional – also due to the fact that the players and the club part ways,” says Klaus Allofs, board member for sport. “It’s the same this time. On behalf of the whole club, I would like to thank Thomas Pledl, Florian Hartherz, Kai Eisele, Leonardo Koutris and Robert Bozenik for the commitment they have shown for our Fortuna and I wish the best for the future We are currently still in talks with the remaining players, whose contracts are also expiring.

By the way, the opponent is partly responsible for the high popularity among the public. The inhabitants of Darmstadt sold the impressive number of 4000 tickets to their fans, which of course has to do with the ranking of the “Lilies”. With a victory against Fortuna, they could not only eradicate the notch of the 1:3 first leg defeat at Böllenfalltor, but also put themselves in a very promising position in the final sprint for promotion to the Bundesliga.

Thioune verbally sends a crown to Darmstadt. “This club has every right to be up there,” praises the 47-year-old. “I was skeptical whether Darmstadt could recover from this crazy preparation with so many corona cases. They did a great job.”

Now the SV 98 comes to Stockum as a still hot candidate for the promotion. However, Thioune promises the guests a hot dance: “After we were relegated, we were relieved, but there was no drop in tension.” And he will have the best training possible – that is, without the injured Adam Bodzek, Marcel Sobottka and Jordy de Wijs and the suspended Prib throw in the race: “Players with whom you can win.” This is called an announcement.

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