“There is a lot going to happen that it does not work with the league,” said Baumgart after the 1-0 in Leverkusen at Dazn and was pleased that the set target has reached so early. “We have March, it’s not even spring and we did the league with Cologne. That’s nice.”

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“We have seen a real fight from both teams. Both teams have accepted Derby. I’m looking forward to victory, but we know that it was tight. Leverkusen had his chances,” said Baumgart and distributed praise. So his players “situations often solved well”. There was also a special lobe for goalkeeper bodies who “held huge in several situations”.

A strong game also made Kingsley Schindler, who not only achieved his first Bundesliga Tor for Cologne in the BayArena, but also his first in the Bundesliga. That’s a horny feeling – and then in the game, three horny points, “the 28-year-old betrayed.

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And how does it go on? First, the heavy home game against Borussia Dortmund stands. And the Effezh wants to land the next coup. “We still want to get as many points as possible and attack up,” says Salih Özcan and confidently turns out: “We can also beat good teams, which are very strong and come over a lot of pace.”

The fact that the EuropaPocalplaces are in sight, the Cologne know – the word Europapokal does not want to take any way in my mouth. “We want to remain humble, continue working and giving gas,” said Schindler, for example, while Baumgart supplemented that you want to win games. “It’s not about calling the goal,” said the 50-year-old and pointed out that in the Bundesliga other teams play stable. “We talk about Freiburg, about Union Berlin.”