Mainz (dpa) - Sports director Christian Heidel sees the best chances that FSV Mainz 05 can prevail in the Bundesliga relegation battle.

«Our location is a dream.

If you see it differently, you should just see what has already been achieved.

We made up twelve points in the second half of the season on Bielefeld, ten on Cologne and Hertha, ”said Heidel of the“ Bild-Zeitung ”.

“At Christmas no one believed, including me, that we would see tables 15 at Easter.

would be tied with 14th place », emphasized the functionary.

With coach Bo Svensson, sports director Martin Schmidt and Heidel, Mainz made a strong comeback in 2021 and made the very weak streak forgotten.

"I have always said that we have to do a Europa League second half of the season to be able to pack it - we are on the way as fifth in the second half of the table now," said Heidel.

He was "in no time afraid".

After the 1-1 draw against Bielefeld on Holy Saturday, Mainz will play the next direct duel next weekend, this time at 1. FC Köln.

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