Nenad Bjelica, the coach of 1. FC Union Berlin, expressed a mix of relief and joy after the team’s 1-0 win against VfL Wolfsburg. After serving a suspension, Bjelica was back on the sidelines and was able to contribute to the team’s success in the game. He hugged his coaching staff and expressed how emotional it was to get three points after such a hard-fought game.
While the focus was on the controversy surrounding the game, Union Berlin wanted to push this issue aside and focus on their win. With 21 points, Union has caught up with the lower midfield and increased their safety cushion on the relegation zone.
The team has managed to leave behind a miserable autumn with twelve defeats in a row and has rediscovered their strengths in home games, defensive stability, and goals from set pieces. Their recent progress is positive, gaining security with a three-man chain and important players returning to fitness.
Despite being the dominant team, Wolfsburg faced a loss due to Union’s strong defense. Union’s offense remains a work in progress, but their defensive stability is improving.
Danilho Doekhi, who scored the winning goal, was praised by Bjelica for playing 90 minutes three times in six days after a long-term injury. As a reward for their efforts, the team was given two days off before preparing for their next away game.
Union’s next goal is to carry their recent progress into an away game and aim for victory. Their last victory abroad was in August, and they are eager to bring that success into their upcoming away game in Hoffenheim.