Eight games without conceding a goal – Braunschweig Eintracht’s upswing is also due to their stable defence. Veteran Brian Behrendt knows the reasons.
After their relegation from the 2nd division, Braunschweig’s Eintracht have caught on well and are now docking at the top of the third division table thanks to a good run. Ahead of Saturday’s top match at leaders Magdeburg, BTSV already have eight white waistcoats – a valid reason for the Lower Saxons’ advance.
16 goals conceded still too many
“For us defenders, it’s like scoring a goal ourselves “, is how defender Behrendt (30) describes his motivation – and his ambition at the same time. Because the 16 goals he has conceded so far are clearly too many for him.
The second important point for BTSV’s upswing is the team structure under coach Michael Schiele. “When you see what a unit we’ve become, I’ve already made the right decision,” Behrendt explains the motives for not leaving Braunschweig after the end of the season: “It’s fun to play football here – and apart from the goals we have, that’s sometimes more important than the league. “
“One, two, three places up “
The sworn-in Eintracht bunch can definitely achieve something special this season, according to Behrendt. They still face three teams from the Top 5 between now and Christmas, starting with FCM on Saturday. “We want to show that we belong up there. The game against Magdeburg is a good test,” he adds. After all, the goal is to move up “one, two, three places further”. Braunschweig is currently in fourth place, so promotion is the clear goal – at least for defender Behrendt.