SGS coach Kraus: "want to annoy Bayern"

SGS coach Kraus: "want to annoy Bayern"

April 14, 2019 0 By admin

For some it is about the best placement in the club's history, for the others for the German championship. The duel of SGS Essen at Bayern Munich on Sunday (from 15 clock, live on DFB-TV and at Magenta Sport) is trend-setting for both clubs. Daniel Kraus is in the coming season in Freiburg under contract – with DFB.de The 34-year-old SGS coach talks about his farewell tour.

DFB.de: Mr Kraus, was it noticeably empty in the past days on the training ground of SGS Essen?

Daniel Kraus: It was a bit emptier. In total, we missed six players who were traveling with the DFB. But this gave players of the U 17 and U 20 the opportunity to train more often with us to get used to the requirements of the Bundesliga.

DFB.de: Do you see this as an award for your work in the past almost three years?

Kraus: This is not only my merit, but of us all. We are very happy that we now have so many players in the senior team. This is by no means a matter of course for a club like the SGS Essen.

DFB.de: Marina Hegering, Linda Dallmann, Turid Knaak, Lena Oberdorf and Lea Schüller …

Kraus: … and there's Nicole Anyomi, who was at the U19 during the week. We are on a good way. That's exactly the way we want to go in Essen: train players and then bring them up to the highest level.

DFB.de: Bayern Munich and VfL Wolfsburg each had only four players in the senior team.

For some it is about the best placement in the club's history, for the others for the German championship. The duel of SGS Essen at Bayern Munich on Sunday (from 15 clock, live on DFB-TV and at Magenta Sport) is trend-setting for both clubs. Daniel Kraus is in the coming season in Freiburg under contract – with DFB.de The 34-year-old SGS coach talks about his farewell tour.

DFB.de: Mr Kraus, was it noticeably empty in the past days on the training ground of SGS Essen?

Daniel Kraus: It was a bit emptier. In total, we missed six players who were traveling with the DFB. But this gave players of the U 17 and U 20 the opportunity to train more often with us to get used to the requirements of the Bundesliga.

DFB.de: Do you see this as an award for your work in the past almost three years?

Kraus: This is not only my merit, but of us all. We are very happy that we now have so many players in the senior team. This is by no means a matter of course for a club like the SGS Essen.

DFB.de: Marina Hegering, Linda Dallmann, Turid Knaak, Lena Oberdorf and Lea Schüller …

Kraus: … and there's Nicole Anyomi, who was at the U19 during the week. We are on a good way. That's exactly the way we want to go in Essen: train players and then bring them up to the highest level.

DFB.de: Bayern Munich and VfL Wolfsburg each had only four players in the senior team.

Kraus: But you have to differentiate something there. Our five players come together to something over 40 appearances in the DFB team. In Wolfsburg and Bayern, most of the players alone have so many or much more missions for the senior team denied. But we do not make ourselves smaller than we are. We are proud of the development of our players and the two internationals have shown that "our" girls can set accents and be real alternatives in the national team.

DFB.de: Especially since your players are also regularly used by national coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg.

Kraus: I am particularly pleased for Marina Hegering and Lena Oberdorf, that they were able to celebrate their 2-1 first against Sweden. They have really earned that with good performances in the Bundesliga. But also Turid Knaak has delivered two great games, Linda Dallmann is back after a long injury break with the team and Lea Schüller has underlined their strengths last time in the game in France with the goal.

DFB.de: Now join FC Bayern at SGS Essen. They have five current international players, the opponent only four. So is the favorite role clear?

Kraus: Of course, but different from what you mean by your question (Laughs), We are certainly not the favorite in Munich. Bayern are playing a great season and are in an exciting race with Wolfsburg for the German Championship. Of course this does not mean that we will only go there to deliver the points.

DFB.de: What is the mood before the duel?

Kraus: We are looking forward to it for weeks. Games against Bayern Munich are always a blast. We want to deliver a great game there and bring our performance to the pitch. Since Thursday we are complete again as a team and then started the intensive preparation for the game.

DFB.de: In Wolfsburg you also got a 0: 0. What is possible in Munich?

Kraus: We want to annoy her and retrieve our performance. Of course I can not say what comes out at the end. We can compete with one of the top teams in Germany and Europe and see where we currently stand. But we also play a great season and are full of anticipation for Munich!

DFB.de: Third place would be the best placement for SGS Essen in history.

Kraus: We're working on that. We want to improve and get more than 39 points. That's the score from last season. It would be great if we could do that again.

DFB.de: And would that be the culmination of your three years in Essen? They announced early on to work for the new season for SC Freiburg.

Kraus: Even that. But this is not about me, but about the players and the club. We want to achieve the best possible result this season – that's the current focus!

DFB.de: Feel the approaching farewell already?

Kraus: In part already. Of course, I am already involved in the planning at SC Freiburg. Of course that does not mean that I would neglect the work in Essen. Exactly the opposite is the case: I will give everything for this club until the last day. But of course I feel that the farewell is approaching. On the other hand, I communicated clearly very early that I will look after the women of SC Freiburg for the new season. So all sides had timely planning security.

DFB.de: Honestly, do you still feel a farewell pain? They have developed a strong team over the past three years.

Kraus: Yes, we have a good development behind us. But this is the merit of a large functional team and especially the players who work hard every day and bring the competitive sport with their many other obligations in line. So I go with a laughing and a crying eye. Together we have established the SGS Essen in the extended leading group of the Bundesliga. But I felt that it was time for change and the next step in my development.

DFB.de: What does Freiburg have, what food does not have?

Kraus: The question for me at the present time is not final to answer. It is clear that also in Freiburg primarily on young players is set. The biggest difference is in my view that Freiburg is a professional club with a team in the Bundesliga of men. This is a foundation that food does not have in my view. The SGS is also excellently positioned with many helpers in the background. But the club is primarily a grassroots club with Bundesliga football. This has advantages, but it also has disadvantages.

DFB.de: Food is likely to end this season before Freiburg.

Kraus: That's our goal. But in the past season you could already see what Freiburg is capable of. They spent a long time on Wolfsburg and Munich and even had the opportunity to finish the season in front of Bayern and thus reach the Champions League. That did not work in the end, but for me it is an important hint, which is possible under optimal conditions. Nevertheless, in my view, it will be the case that the financial power of Munich and Wolfsburg means that the first two places will almost certainly be taken. However, I do not want to exclude that clubs such as Potsdam, Frankfurt, Essen and Freiburg – or others – can attack the two great at optimal course. In a game, however, everything is always possible. And that is exactly our goal with food in Munich.

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