The Pistolero can reload!
Hertha striker Krzysztof Piatek (26) will also be in the starting line-up against Gladbach on Saturday (6.30 p.m. / Olympiastadion), although he last missed two huge chances in Frankfurt in a 2-1 win.
Coach Pal Dardai (45): “He’ll make his next chances, I’m sure of that.”
Reload, aim, hit!
This is what the coach expects from the Polish international striker and explains his great confidence in him: “He just has to be fed with crosses, then he hits again. He works hard for the team, knows where the goal is. “
Manager Fredi Bobic (49) also praised the goalscorer: “He’s a fantastic final player.”
His third advantage: With Piatek, who always cheers with his pistols after hits, Hertha is much more flexible. Dardai: “With him we can vary more, he can storm alone. Then we can also play with a back four, like in Frankfurt. He is an exceptional player for us! “
He showed that in training on Wednesday. He sank one shot after the other and cheered at the end of the unit. He now also wants that against Gladbach.
Two substitutions, a starting XI and a goal have been recorded so far after his broken ankle in April. Physically, Piatek is completely fit, but the match practice is still a little missing after a six-month break. That’s why he should give it full throttle for around 60 minutes, then Dardai would follow up with Davie Selke (26) and Ishak Belfodil (29).
Dardai on the fourth reason for Piatek: “We have more options when attacking, that makes us more unpredictable.”