Hertha Berlin’s recent performance against 14-time winless team Hoffenheim was far from impressive. The 3-1 defeat showed the Berliners at their worst, playing like a team that has been relegated. They were outscored by the previously bottomed out Hoffenheim, who had lost seven games in a row. The fans must be worried about the team’s chances in the relegation battle.
It’s not just the game performance that’s a problem–Hertha Berlin’s numbers are concerning. With eight away defeats in a row, they are the worst away team in the league, with only four points so far. They have conceded the most goals in 2023 (26), and there has never been such a bad value under coach Schwarz. The team covered only 104 kilometers in the basement summit in Hoffenheim, which is a worrying statistic.
Coach Sandro Schwarz and his team know that action needs to be taken to improve the current situation. The team needs to improve the basics before their next game in Freiburg on April 1st. Schwarz said, “Being like that – it’s a waste of time. This performance is disappointing and frustrating. That must create anger, we don’t want to appear like that. The basics have to be right again. That will be part of the international break.”
Schwarz believes that the away games are affecting the team, and he plans to talk to the players about it. In the last three games, Hertha has scored seven points (against Gladbach, Augsburg, and Mainz) at home in the Olympic Stadium, providing a small glimmer of hope in the relegation battle. However, the team still has five away games and only four home games to go, making their chances at rescue very tight.
Overall, the recent game has brought Hertha Berlin’s struggles to light. It’s now up to the team to improve and give their best performances in the upcoming games.