At the beginning of his rescuer mission at Hertha BSC, Felix Magath had a clear plan with voutine Kevin-Prince Boateng, according to his own statement.

“Since the first day, I wanted Prince to be on the pitch in the final. That’s why I initially left him against playfully strong teams. The risk of injury was too great. He was supposed to convince against Augsburg, Stuttgart and Bielefeld And he has that, “Magath told Bild.

Under the direction of the 68-year-old interim coach, Hertha BSC had a strong ten points in six Bundesliga games. Boateng was one of the top performers.

Kevin-Prince Boateng “The decisive factor” at Hertha BSC

“Prince is the decisive factor in the important games. His skills are now in demand. He has to lead us to relegation,” said Magath before the possibly decisive “final” of the old lady against FSV Mainz 05 on Saturday (3:30 p.m.).

Boateng, who was still one of the big disappointments under Magath’s predecessors Tayfun Korkut and Pál Dárdai, could “lead the team, bring in structure, directs his teammates, goes forward – the last games have shown impressively,” enthused Magath.

The 35-year-old midfielder is also very well received in the family of the experienced trainer. “My son from Boateng has a national team jersey ghanas hanging on the wall. He always liked his way of playing,” said Magath.

Hertha BSC the relegation waves

Hertha BSC still needs a total of two points on the last two match days to make the non -relegation perfect. The capital club is currently ranked 15th.

16. And now the relegation was the VfB Stuttgart. Arminia Bielefeld and SpVgg Greuther Fürth, whose relegation is already sealed, are on the direct relegation places.