Osnabrück (dpa / lni) - VfL Osnabrück is in its first crisis of the current season.

And now of all times it’s up against the top teams Greuther Fürth, Hannover 96 and VfL Bochum.

Does coach Marco Grote's team threaten to crash at the beginning of the second half of the season on Tuesday (8.30 p.m. / Sky)?

No, VfL coach Grote is convinced.

“We're in a sensitive phase - every team has it at some point in every season.

Therefore any kind of panic is completely out of place, we have to keep calm, "said Grote before the home game against fifth-placed Fürth of the" Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung "(Monday).

The fact that the second half of the season begins with a home game is currently not an advantage for the purple-whites.

The last five games in their own stadium on Bremer Brücke were all lost, the Osnabrück team are among the teams that suffer most from the corona-related exclusion of spectators.

Grote still believes in his team, and the seven-point cushion on the relegation place is still reassuring.

"We have to remain objective and not dump everything that we have achieved so far," said Grote, who had to do without striker Luc Ihorst, who was banned from his red card, against Fürth.


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