Cedric Teachard is unlikely to appear particularly large in this season’s history books. 1. If you describe the surprisingly successful second year history of the FC Union at the Bundesliga, other names will come to the fore. One would write about the progress of a Max Cruise wonder, the unhappy Loris Carius or Marvin Friedrich or Christopher Lens.
But Teachard plays a key supporting role throughout the play as he drew 1-1 with FC Bayern Munich again on Saturday.
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“Yesterday he really brought some momentum and we will reward him with a great deed,” coach Urs Fischer said of his substitute contribution on Sunday. Five minutes before the end in the Munich arena, Teachard began the equation with a brilliant idea. He did this with a quick but powerful throw on Robert Andrich, who dropped to Marcus Ingwardsen from the middle. Dane fired the ball over the line, and the Union grabbed a surprise point against the record champions for the second time this season.
After the game, there was a long discussion on whether throwing on Sky TV – and Ingwardsen’s victory – was carried out according to the rules. But for those who consider football to be more than just a set of rules that must be strictly adhered to, this is a wonderful moment. In a somewhat confusing moment, Teacherd once again showed the courage and spontaneous creativity that created the European Union dream this year.
Persistence, hard work and courage
This is not the first time the 24-year-old has been able to intervene decisively in the final stages of such a game. In January, he also scored a late goal as a joker against Bayer Leverkusen. In 20 appearances, Teachard was only five times in the starting lineup and played only 660 minutes. But in his cameo appearances he showed virtues that are especially revered in Copenhagen. Perseverance, hard work and courage.
“This is what you expect from substitutes: they try to make a difference,” Fischer said. It can be especially important in the last few weeks of the season. Because until the end of the season the union will have to compete with upper class opponents many times. Borussia Dortmund, VFL They will try to stay in the game as long as possible and then land the final blow in the final stages.
The union is talking about new goals
Union has nothing to lose anyway, but there is a lot to gain. With the draw in Munich, the Union finally crossed the 40 mark, otherwise even the frustrated Fischer had to admit that the exit was “very good”. At the administrative level, too, people are now talking a little more openly about new goals.
At Sky Microphone, manager Oliver Ruhnert gratefully accepted the congratulations for not being ejected, and saw the Bayern game as a potential lesson for the rest of the season. “Take a little more heart in your hand and be brave!” Rohnert asked his soldiers.
“Take your heart in both hands” was the goal that was on everyone’s lips during the fairytale summer of 2019. Before the decisive deportation game against Stuttgart, the sentence was seen in a large and somewhat creepy dance scene, which for months adorned T-shirts distributed free to fans before it won its first Bundesliga home win against Borussia Dortmund. So, it is no coincidence that Rohnert took the old formula all the time this weekend. Union will face Stuttgart and PVP in the next two games. This time, however, they are not playing for promotion or expulsion, but for participation in the European Cup.
They are still outsiders. But the draw at Munich 1. is only the final proof that the FC Union can be expected to cause another small stir. Even an alternative like Cedric Teachard can be trusted to play a small, important supporting role.