Erik Durm on...
… Saturday’s friendly in front of a crowd: “We’re always motivated and look forward to every game, but having fans in attendance again is definitely an added incentive. We’ve all waited a very long time for this moment. I’m sure the atmosphere will be incredible. We’ll give it everything we’ve got and want to put on a good show for the fans.”
…head coach Oliver Glasner: “He’s very communicative, both on and off the pitch. He always explains what he wants to see from us and why. He goes into a lot of detail in the analysis and he always immediately points out errors to us.”
Our squad now is at least as good, if not better, than it was last year. We’re very optimistic going into the new season.Erik Durm
…competition for places in the team: “There’s a lot of competition, as always. But it’s still fun, the boys are all in good spirits and there’s no friction in the team. Everyone gives their all out on the pitch and we all get along really well.”
…aims for the new season: “We’re all aware that last season was an exceptional campaign. Having said that, our squad now is at least as good, if not better, than it was last year. We’re very optimistic going into the new season.”
…Eintracht’s first few fixtures: “We played against Waldhof Mannheim just a couple of years ago. Anything is possible in the cup so we need to be fully focused. We want to reach the next round and have a good game in Dortmund on Bundesliga Matchday 1.”