The solid showing away in Mönchengladbach will give the Werder players a boost to their self-confidence as they prepare for the next game against Hertha. “What we have to do now is keep improving our game and the way that we play,” continues Friedl. The trip to the capital will mark the start of the second half of the 2020/21 campaign - the Rückrunde. “With a couple of exceptions, I thought we defended well,” says the centre-back as he looks back over Tuesday night’s game. “We’ve already dropped a few points where we shouldn’t have done this season though.”
The Austrian defender has played every minute of SVW’s Bundesliga season so far, having established himself as a regular starter under head coach Florian Kohfeldt. “I’m a young player and I feel in top shape. I’m always ready to play for the full 90 minutes,” says the 22-year-old. “My main goal for 2021 is to keep this up and do my best to help the team be successful.” The Austrian is sure to feature again at the weekend, as the Green-Whites take on Bruno Labbadia’s Hertha BSC on Saturday (15:30 CET).