The euphoria is gone. Five Siegless Games of the Werkself can also be reading at the viewer interest. So the club awaits on Thursday in the final for the group victory in the Europa League against the Spanish Tradition Club Betis Seville only 14,000 fans.
Bayer had played in the DFB Cup against second division KSC in front of 13,000 spectators in the DFB Cup. On Saturday against the VfL Wolfsburg there were 20,000, which came to the Bay Arena.
Reasons for the desinters are of course. So the game against Betis is the fourth home game within 19 days since the 1: 5 defeat against Bayern Munich. Since then, all three games have been lost from their own audience. These disappointments as well as the in the Derby in Cologne, where Bayer played after a 2-0 lead only 2: 2, have apparently left their marks in the trailer after the one of the first half of the year.
No bankruptcy declarations
Whether the current sporting crisis is really equal to the off the preseason, as Bayer after a 1: 2 against Bayern on the 13th matchday of place 1 in the end ranked 6 crashes, may well be doubted. For this, the negative run is so far too short. And to others, the services were 1.2 against the KSC, at 1: 1 in Seville or just at 2: 2 in Cologne no bankruptcy declarations, unlike the appearances in the spring.
This reasoning coach Gerardo Seoane has been entitled to the coach Gerardo Seoane with justification when he says, We did not win five times in the last two, three weeks, but there is a 1-1 in Seville with a good performance, There is a game in Cologne, after which we are annoyed that we do not come to an end. Then you would not speak of a crisis. But now this happens at least externally. And the Werkself is now under Voltwang, may not lose against Betis and certainly not on Sunday at Hertha BSC, so that the pressure does not rope even further.
Seven missing against Seville
In this undertaking, seven potential start-up players may not be involved on Thursday. After Charles Aranguiz, Julian Baumgartlinger, Timothy Fosu Mensah, Mitchchel Bakker, Karim Bellarabi and Patrik Schick threatens to fault Lucas Alario. The center tower continues to plague muscular problems in the calf. His commitment to the Spaniards is questionable according to Seoane.
However, the Swiss does not want to allow doubts about the quality of his team, even if he points to the pitch with the injured. We know where we stand, he confidently says, We know which strengths we have. But now but now reflect in the results, so that the crisis will not be salonable at Bayer.