Frankfurt / Main (dpa) - For professional soccer player Sebastian Rode, the announced departure of the successful sports director Fredi Bobic from Eintracht Frankfurt has no sporting effects on the Champions League contender.

"It was an issue for one or the other in the dressing room," said the midfielder in an interview with the "Frankfurter Rundschau" (Saturday).

But it has no influence on “work on the training ground”.

"After all, Fredi Bobic is not in the field with us," said Rode.

Because sporting director Bruno Hübner will also leave at the end of the season in addition to Bobic, coach Adi Hütter's commitment to definitely staying is very important.

"If two leaders should leave us, it is of crucial importance that the coach remains as an anchor," said the 30-year-old.

Although the Hessian Bundesliga club has the Champions League in their sights as fourth in the table, reaching the Europa League would not be a disappointment for him.

"Absolutely no way!

Sure, you always strive for maximum success, for things that you have not yet achieved, ”said the ex-Bayern Munich player.

“And then the Champions League with unity would be something phenomenal, something that has never been there before.

But it is a very, very long way. "


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