The sirens wailed in the Karlsruhe district on Thursday: disaster control exercise. There is also an alarm in Kiel.
For the Saturday game at KSC (1.30 p.m.) Lewis Holtby (30), Julian Korb (29), Steven Skrzybski (28) and Aleks Ignjovski (30) with muscle problems.
Trainer Ole Werner (33): “This is unusual for us because we have been almost spared from serious muscle injuries in recent years. Now we have a relatively large number of cases in a short time. “
If you add Berti Fridjonsson (28 / torn ligament), Marco Komenda (24 / under construction after metatarsal fracture) and Ahmet Arslan (25 / construction after cruciate ligament tear), half a team is on the stick – including four new ones.
Explanations? Werner: “This is due to less than optimal preparation processes like Lewis, who came very late. Julian Korb has not played a competitive game over 90 minutes in a year. We all knew that there was some risk involved. The significant increase in training intensity can mean that something like this occurs more frequently. “
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And further: “Nevertheless, we are not satisfied and we will see where we can currently improve things.”
Kiel had recently improved its sporting appearances. After three 0-3 bankruptcies, there were four points from two games. Left-back Johannes van den Bergh (35): “We managed the turnaround, made good use of the international break and worked intensively on things that we had previously missed. I hope that we can also win in Karlsruhe. “
The new Corona state ordinance from September 20 also gives the people of Kiel hope. “With fewer restrictions in a largely open 3G world,” says Schleswig-Holstein’s Prime Minister Daniel Günther (48, CDU).
The club would like to let more than the previously possible 4,100 fans into the stadium against Hannover 96 (September 18). President Steffen Schneekloth (57): “We will do our best.”