Bo Svensson remained faithful after returning to the trace of success with FSV Mainz 05. No triumphal, no euphoria – his team had garnished the 2-0 (0: 0) against the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim even with two top brands.
For the Danes, however, this was no reason to freak. “Fact is: If we want to go further victories, we have to play better than today. That’s out of question,” commented Svensson usually critically the appearance of his team on Saturday before 6800 fans.
For the fourth time in series, the mainzer stayed at home without conceding – this is club record in the Bundesliga. Since all these games were also won, the top mark against Bayer Leverkusen wobbles on 18 February, the last stamp from 2009, when Thomas Tuchel reaches the only time five home wins so far.
FSV Mainz 05 with imposing seasonal balance
Already there is an imposing seasonal balance in the domestic arena to book. There, the Mainzer 24 gathered their total of 30 points – more table leaders Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in their own stadium in this season. In the Bundesliga history, the Mainzer stood better in this statistic, in 2009/10 under Tuchel it was after eleven home games 25 meters.
For a long time against Hoffenheim, it did not look like a sense of achievement, the Svensson classified as “very important” as “very important”. Joker Jae-Sung Lee in the 79th minute and Captain Moussa Niakhaté (83nd) by trading met.
It was the 33rd Mainz’s full hit from the point in series – this managed since the Bundesliga 59 years ago no other team. “In the test match a week ago we got a 1. But if we only shoot in test matches and put in the penalty in the Bundesliga, then that’s right to me,” Svensson said grinning.
International places in view
With 30 points, the 05s first deposed of the lowlands of the table and can now even turn up again. Up to a Europa League starting place, there are only two counters. “Now we are back where we wow up,” mainzer Director Martin Schmidt said satisfied.
Not nice, but efficient – that’s the 90 minutes from Mainzer visibility probably best summarize. “We brought the necessary fight in the square,” was Torwart Robin Zentner. A strength that the team now wants to finally show away. The next opportunity to do this next Saturday at the SC Freiburg. “We want to break points and break the away curse,” said striker Karim Onisiwo. The last victory in foreign characters is already more than three months back – on October 30, 2021 was a 2-1 at Arminia Bielefeld.