Mr. Golz, in Germany the spring has broken out. For whom seems the sun on Saturday after the game?
Golz: Maybe yes for clubs, with a draw. But that helps us only conditionally. We want to win and I have made to look at the table again when we won. Everything else does not make sense.
RECK: You can also wait a bit, Richie!
Golz: I have already expected you to say that (laughs).
You can use the three points very well, Mr. Reck. From the last three games there was only one point.
RECK: Yes, we want to win every game of course. This also helps in the table. We had a few personnel bottlenecks. I hope that we can better occupy the squad again. That would help us very much and then we will continue differently.
Are you afraid that you could still turn off the descent zone?
RECK: We never have fear. For Altona and for us it’s about staying in this league. And on Saturday we would like to be a step further.
Jeddeloh II on the side, formerly in the Bundesliga on the goal line: Oliver Reck. Imago Images / Nordphoto
With Altona you always have the impression that a descent would not be so bad. Is that correct?
Golz: Of course, a descent would be a great disappointment because we have made to stay in the regional league. In most games are and we were at eye level. We also get that confirmed every week. Our score does not fit the way we play. We miss the punch. We started to establish ourselves in the Regionalliga – and that’s still our goal. If that does not work, then we take the next start.
Is that the difference to Jeddeloh II, which have been established in the league since 2017?
RECK: Yes. We started the goal before the season that we do not want to do anything with the descent. But because of the worse goal ratio, we are pushed into the relegation round. We will be more successful again when the staff situation has relaxed. The failures of experienced players meets smaller clubs like Altona 93 or tougher than others. In the long term, we want to stay in the league anyway. The infrastructure is also improved. But that just takes.
Did the development of the last two years decisively restrict the economic opportunities with Corona?
Golz: Definitely. From last year we got out with a minus because we are also heavily dependent on the audience numbers in our revenue. That already hurt us. By supporting the city we were able to compensate reasonably. This year we can not say how it will be. We try to get wider and become more professional – even in the sponsorship area. It is difficult for everyone and we do not complain.
RECK: Fortunately, our sponsors have totally well supported us in the last two years. It is important that a good exchange takes place because we can not keep ourselves in the league through the viewers. Regionalliga football will only work through sponsors in Jeddeloh II.
How do you appreciate the quality in the Regionalliga Nord as a former Bundesliga professional?
RECK: I have a very good comparison because I have already worked in the Regionalliga Südwest at Regionalliga Nords Offenbach. There many clubs also work properly, but the quality in the north is still really good. Also, if it does not work so 100% for TSV Havelse in the 3rd league. For the north it would have been good if Havelse would have profiled there.
If one changes from the Regionalliga Nord to the Oberliga in the South, then he does not do that because there is a better university.
Golz: In the West, you have top clubs like red-white food, Prussia Münster or red-white Oberhausen. There they are a little stronger. In all leagues you have 2 teams. These are charming duels for the players, makes the competition for small clubs but again more difficult. Economically, the circumstances are very different. In Baden-Württemberg there are oberligists who have a budget of one million euros.
RECK: Richie, with one million you are still located down there. There’s it clubs that have more likely available.
Golz: Yes, laughing laughing about us. We are at the interface from the amateur to professional football. Many boys live almost only from football. If one changes from the Regionalliga Nord into the Oberliga in the deepest south, then he does not do that because there is a better university there.
Are there players in their teams who could create the leap into the 2nd league or even in the Bundesliga?
Golz: This can not be ruled out. Every year, it is confirmed that you have to play as a young player every week. Top talents, which will vary in Bundesliga passeners on the bench, have it really hard. Then players who had no one on the screen before. They then made their 30 games for one or two years and roll over. As a young player you have to think about where you go. Clubs like Altona or Jeddeloh II can be just right to make a really career again later. If you are still in the regional league with 26, you will not become a Bundesliga player anymore. With 19 or 20 this can be exactly the right step.
How does it look in Jeddeloh II?
RECK: With Konstantin Engel or Chris David we have players with us, who already played in the 2nd league. Also we are looking for talented players in which we see a development. Not so long ago, Anton Stach still played here. This shows how fast it can go up. But the step down can also be just as fast.
How do you appreciate the level of goalkeepers in the Regionalliga?
Golz: That’s good to very good. I had my first goalkeeper, when I was 30. There is not much to get in training (laughs). The goalkeeping education is now a different than still at our time. Many well-trained goalkeepers come from the junior power centers. Sometimes they do not land upwards because they may miss five centimeters at range and they are not 1.95 meters tall.
Which memories do you have your duels on the course?
Reck is stretching – in the duel with Gerhard Poschner from VFB Stuttgart. Links Werder colleague Raphael Wicky. imago sports photo service
RECK: OOH, some. Or, Richie?
Golz: Definitely. Of course, the somewhat more emotional goods were the games between the HSV and Werder. Did we still play against each other in Freiburg?
RECK: I believe, yes.
Golz: I remember many northern sheets. They were not quite as emotional as those in the last ten or 15 years. My perception is that there has been a bit up. But it was always fun to play against Werder, because Werder was a team that played attractive football. All the rivalry has always been a very good personal basis. Goalkeepers are always good anyway. At least that’s my feeling. But even among the teams it was never aggressive. If you had Ulli Borowka in the team, of course, there was already on the socks, but it has always fun.
RECK: I think of some interesting duels. I played with Regionalliga Nords Offenbach, Werder Bremen and Schalke 04 only for three clubs in the league and was fortunate to play mostly in very successful teams. Of course, this helps as a goalkeeper. As a young goalkeeper, Richie and I had the chance to grasp in the Bundesliga foot. This is harder today. I never played with the Bayern, but still won nine titles. At the end, you can finally say to his grandchildren: “I have also won there and took one or the other title.” That’s a story that you can tell from time to time. But today’s time is a completely different.
What has changed?
RECK: You do not get anything in life, but has to work hard. Not only on the training place, but also drum. Additional layers must be installed. Every day something has to be done for the body. That’s just like that. Without it is not anymore. That was wherever maybe a bit different. But without these additional stories, you will not do a football professional nowadays. Everyone has to know that.
Golz: Today, every lot of players come from the junior power centers every year. You have to defend your place every day and every year. We also had to do that too, but the competition was not there in width. If you are out of a violation today, it can be good that you are two years later in the Regionalliga Landest. That’s not a shame. Olli has also said that the players have in the ranks that have already played in the 2nd league. That’s no coincidence.
RECK: That’s right.
Werder, Schalke and HSV fight in the 2nd league around the climb. Who packs it in the end?
Goalkeeper Richard Golz (SC Freiburg) enters the Volksparkstadion for the first time as ex-hamburger.
Golz: The HSV is now in the pursuit roll and must win almost all of the seven games to get directly to. Maybe it’s enough for the relegation. But it is also possible to increase it. Werder has the better cards. This also applies to St. Pauli, which would be the worst case scenario for HSV. When St. Pauli rises, that would change a lot in the city. I still believe in the HSV. It would also be nice to win the DFB Cup. Olli also had one or the other somewhere in his hand.
RECK: The momentum speaks for Werder. Despite injury and corona problems, they have now won a very important game at home against Darmstadt. That was unlikely for morality. I believe that the group harmonizes well with the coaching team right now. Werder has a really good chance, but that is not a guarantee yet. Richie says it right: the last games are now crucial. I press Schalke’s thumb up to slip up there.
Was the victory of the Bremen not-eleven against Darmstadt again a big exclamation character?
RECK: That was already enormous and has shown that much is intact. A young player like Eren Dinkci has barely played the weeks before, but then delivered immediately. I like to look at what is when two or three important players fail. How does the team react? How does the environment react? How do the guys work, which come in? You can see a lot of that.
Who will be in the Regionalliga North Master?
RECK: That looks for me after the VfB Oldenburg. The games a superior round. The drawback is that the master does not rude directly. It would be just, if the master of the Regionalliga Nord goes directly.
Golz: In the promotion games, we all express their fingers crossed the representative from the north, because then a team descends less. Oldenburg has set a statement and Teutonia, which formulated high ambitions, beat 3: 0. Meeting is difficult to stay more difficult again. That’s what you can see at Havelse. It’s the same in every league: you have to have a good team. A good spirit. A good coach. Otherwise, teams like Darmstadt, Paderborn or Brunswick had never come to the Bundesliga.
Mr. RECK, her player Chris David assumes that they change at least the 3rd league in the summer. So leave the club after the season?
RECK: Currently I have an important topic. And that is to keep this club in the league. I am in this business for so long and what happens in the summer does not know a human. The club needs at some point planning security, that is normal. Currently, however, it’s all about winning games. The next step is to collapse again sometime. We will do that too.
In summer it could come in Jeddeloh II to change in the sporting direction. Does that affect your decision?
RECK: If there is something to announce, the SSV will do it. The club plans and looks, which is possible to get more professional. Here are no professionals. The only professional who is on site 24 hours, I am.
At Altona 93 will not ask questions about the coach in the summer, right?
Golz: I have at least not heard (laughs).