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“Notnagel” Hrustic provides stability at Eintracht

Time and again; Ajdin Hrustic was last traded as a farewell candidate. Against Dortmund; the 25-year-old proved that Eintracht can always rely on him.

“Notnagel” Hrustic provides stability at Eintracht

Grab his chance against Dortmund: Ajdin Hrustic from Frankfurt.
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Of course a lot had to be done so that Ajdin Hrustic could play against BVB again on Saturday from the start. Djibril Sow was absent in the short term due to an unclear corona test; Kristijan Jakic was not a candidate for the starting eleven due to his recently recovered infection.

Number four for the double six

Behind these two and captain Sebastian Rode; the Australian international is only number four candidate for one of two positions in the double six. His last basic line-up before the start of the second half of the season dated from the 10th match day at 1:1 against Leipzig. A disappointing performance (kicker rating 5); after which the 25-year-old was completely sidelined until the first half of the season. Only on match day 17 in a 1-0 win over Mainz did the man; who came over from FC Groningen in 2020; collect minutes again after his substitution for Rode.

Ball tug with great running speed and game intelligence

All the more remarkable what a comeback Hrustic now against the BVB lie. Until he was substituted in stoppage time; he staggered 12.56 kilometers and was Frankfurt’s strongest runner. At the same time; he was convincing as a reliable ball carrier; less spectacular than his brilliant neighbor Rode; but with a high degree of game intelligence. At least for the first 60 minutes before coach Oliver Glasner’s team collectively went into administration mode.

Krösche does not believe in “sales lists”

In any case; he thinks little about alleged “sales lists” played by the media; explains Eintracht sports director Markus Krösche. The pro clearly showed against Dortmund that there was no reason to want to get rid of Hrustic. Krösche rightly testified to “a good performance”.

Of course; no one is unmarketable. But certainly in Corona times and given the otherwise limited resilience of Rode; saying goodbye to Hrustic without an adequate replacement seemed downright negligent.


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