Eintracht Frankfurt has to do without defense chief Martin Hinteregger for the rest of the season and thus also in the final of the Europa League. This was announced after the semi-final second leg against West Ham United (1-0). The Austrian suffered a thigh injury. The final against the Glasgow Rangers will take place on May 18 in Seville.
“This is quite, very bitter for Martin and for us. But unfortunately it is. As I experienced Martin yesterday, he was always the one who was the most in front and was excited,” said coach Oliver Glasner on Friday and joked: “We will add him to the coaching staff to the end.” Hinteregger had suffered the injury in the initial phase against West Ham on Thursday in a running duel.
Before the Bundesliga game against Borussia Mönchengladbach with ex-coach Adi Hütter on Sunday (3:30 p.m.), several players are still questionable. Djibril Sow (nose break), Rafael Borre and Jens Petter Haug (both muscular problems) are open. “You notice a few topics at the end of the season. We will not take any risk,” said Glasner.
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With a view to the final in the Europa League, “the right balance” is now needed, said the Eintracht coach. “Of course we will not put the players in the hammock for twelve days or put our feet up. Then we don’t have our peak on May 18.” In the case of injured Jesper Lindström, there is also hope for a final mission.