After a 1-0 win against VfL Wolfsburg, Union Berlin coach Nenad Bjelica expressed a mix of relief and joy. Despite serving a suspension, Bjelica was able to contribute to the team’s success and hugged his coaching staff after the game. The focus for Union Berlin was on their win, as they had been embroiled in controversy surrounding the game.
With 21 points, Union has caught up with the lower midfield and increased their safety cushion on the relegation zone. The team’s recent progress is positive, as they have rediscovered their strengths in home games, defensive stability, and goals from set pieces. Their offense remains a work in progress, but their defensive stability is improving.
Despite being the dominant team, Wolfsburg faced a loss due to Union’s strong defense. Danilho Doekhi scored the winning goal and was praised by Bjelica for playing 90 minutes three times in six days after a long-term injury. As a reward for their efforts, the team was given two days off before preparing for their next away game.
Union’s next goal is to carry their recent progress into an away game and aim for victory. Their last victory abroad was in August, and they are eager to bring that success into their upcoming away game in Hoffenheim.