1. FC Union coach, Nenad Bjelica, was seen pacing wildly through his coaching zone during the team’s first game after serving a suspension. He appeared tense and relieved at the end of the match, hugging his coaching staff and saying, “It was very emotional for us and it’s great to get three points after such a fight.”
The issue of long protest with tennis balls, which almost led to the game being abandoned, was pushed away by 1. FC Union. Instead of focusing on that issue, they focused on their win against VfL Wolfsburg. With 21 points, Union has managed to catch up with the lower midfield and increase their safety cushion on the relegation zone.
The team has managed to rediscover three old strengths: home strength, defensive stability, and goals from set pieces. While their offense remains a construction site, the overall trend is positive in terms of defensive stability. Despite a lot of luck in their fourth home win, Union’s defensive trend is positive and will need to be carried into an away game. The coach has given the team two days off as a reward for their strong performance.