Hertha Berlin have requested three matches be postponed as a result of being pressured into 14-day quarantine on account of COVID-19 instances inside the Bundesliga membership.
Hertha have requested to delay scheduled fixtures towards Mainz (April 18), Frieburg (April 21) and Schalke (April 24) after left-back Marvin Plattenhardt examined optimistic for coronavirus on Thursday.
Head coach Pal Dardai, assistant coach Admir Hamzagic and striker Dodi Lukebakio had optimistic assessments earlier within the day, prompting the German membership to implement the two-week quarantine.
Hertha initially had deliberate to play their matches throughout that interval however the further optimistic take a look at to Plattenhardt prompted the plea to push them again.
An additional optimistic Covid-19 take a look at means the crew has to enter a 14-day quarantine. We’ve requested a postponement of our video games towards Mainz, Freiburg and Schalke.#GemeinsamHertha #HaHoHe pic.twitter.com/VlQZO2asAZ
— Hertha Berlin (@HerthaBSC_EN) April 15, 2021
“Because of the instances which have occurred, we are actually pressured to a 14-day quarantine at house,” mentioned sporting director Arne Friedrich, who took cost of coaching on Thursday with Dardai out.
“From a well being viewpoint, that is completely the correct step. as a result of we now should play six Bundesliga video games by the top of the season on Might 22, 2021 within the combat to remain relegated in Might.
“Throughout the quarantine at house, the crew will preserve match with digital coaching items beneath the steering of the teaching crew.
“We settle for the state of affairs regardless of the troublesome circumstances and can throw every thing in our energy for a profitable season finale into the stability.”
There was no fast response from the German Soccer League (DFL), which had introduced new dates for a number of 2.Bundesliga matches that had been postponed as a result of coronavirus instances.
Hertha sit simply outdoors the relegation play-off place on aim distinction forward of fellow strugglers Arminia Bielefeld, whereas the capital membership are three factors away from the automated relegation positions with six video games remaining.