Thursday, May 30, 2024
HomeBundesliga13 days after last Union game: Behrens returns to Berlin with a...

13 days after last Union game: Behrens returns to Berlin with a near-record

On January 31, Kevin Behrens moved from Union Berlin to VfL Wolfsburg, and on Saturday the striker returned to his former club. That’s almost a Bundesliga record

13 days after last Union game: Behrens returns to Berlin with a near-record

On January 31, Kevin Behrens moved from Union Berlin to VfL Wolfsburg, and on Saturday the striker returned to his former club. That’s almost a Bundesliga record

Automatic mechanisms have to work, players need time to settle in, which is why they have to be introduced slowly. These are all explanations that are often cited when integrating new arrivals if they need a little longer to settle in at a new club. It was a different story with Kevin Behrens.

Last Wednesday, the attacker moved from Union Berlin to VfL Wolfsburg for €1.3 million, trained with his new team-mates over the following days and was straight into the starting eleven in the 2-2 draw against TSG Hoffenheim on Sunday. What’s more, the 33-year-old set up the interim 1:1 and showed that sometimes it doesn’t take much time at all to get used to a new environment. As quickly as Behrens arrived in Wolfsburg, he is now back in Berlin

Dreßel and his move from Hamburg to Nuremberg

When the striker walks into the Stadion An der alten Försterei on Saturday, it will undoubtedly be a special moment for him. It will be 13 days since his last game for Union, when Behrens was still in coach Nenad Bjelica’s starting eleven for the 1-0 home win against Darmstadt.

13 days between his last game for a club and his reunion with it is almost a record. In Bundesliga history, there is only one player for whom it was even shorter: Werner Dreßel played for Hamburger SV at 1. FC Kaiserslautern (1:1) on matchday 2 of the 1981/82 season, eleven days later on matchday 4 he played for 1. FC Nürnberg against HSV – and lost 3:0.

Behrens: “Everything is a bit more professional here “

It will be exciting to see how Behrens is received in Berlin. In 2022, Max Kruse was booed at the Volkswagen Arena following his winter transfer to Wolfsburg when Union visited, and Behrens has now caused anger among some Iron supporters with an interview on the VfL homepage because he stated: “Everything is a bit more professional here.”

And actually more successful? Behrens will want to prove that; the striker is likely to be in the starting eleven, as he was against Hoffenheim. Coach Niko Kovac was certainly impressed with the first appearance of his only new winter signing: “I’m very happy with his leadership, that’s what we need. He attacks deep, he really puts pressure on his opponents.” On Saturday, Behrens will have to deal with old acquaintances

Automatic mechanisms have to work, players need time to settle in, which is why they have to be introduced slowly. These are all explanations that are often cited when integrating new arrivals if they need a little longer to settle in at a new club. It was a different story with Kevin Behrens.

Last Wednesday, the attacker moved from Union Berlin to VfL Wolfsburg for €1.3 million, trained with his new team-mates over the following days and was straight into the starting eleven in the 2-2 draw against TSG Hoffenheim on Sunday. What’s more, the 33-year-old set up the interim 1:1 and showed that sometimes it doesn’t take much time at all to get used to a new environment. As quickly as Behrens arrived in Wolfsburg, he is now back in Berlin

Dreßel and his move from Hamburg to Nuremberg

When the striker walks into the Stadion An der alten Försterei on Saturday, it will undoubtedly be a special moment for him. It will be 13 days since his last game for Union, when Behrens was still in coach Nenad Bjelica’s starting eleven for the 1-0 home win against Darmstadt.

13 days between his last game for a club and his reunion with it is almost a record. In Bundesliga history, there is only one player for whom it was even shorter: Werner Dreßel played for Hamburger SV at 1. FC Kaiserslautern (1:1) on matchday 2 of the 1981/82 season, eleven days later on matchday 4 he played for 1. FC Nürnberg against HSV – and lost 3:0.

Behrens: “Everything is a bit more professional here “

It will be exciting to see how Behrens is received in Berlin. In 2022, Max Kruse was booed at the Volkswagen Arena following his winter transfer to Wolfsburg when Union visited, and Behrens has now caused anger among some Iron supporters with an interview on the VfL homepage because he stated: “Everything is a bit more professional here.”

And actually more successful? Behrens will want to prove that; the striker is likely to be in the starting eleven, as he was against Hoffenheim. Coach Niko Kovac was certainly impressed with the first appearance of his only new winter signing: “I’m very happy with his leadership, that’s what we need. He attacks deep, he really puts pressure on his opponents.” On Saturday, Behrens will have to deal with old acquaintances

RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Recent Comments