BVB play against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Signal Iduna Park on Sunday, a match which pitches third against fourth. Frankfurt are a very strong team physically, and consequently, our boys need to ready themselves for a fierce fight. It will help that national ice-hockey player Christian Ehrhoff, possibly Germany's greatest fighter, will be crossing his fingers for the Black and Yellows in the Signal Iduna Park.
Ehrhoff and his team have proven in the last few weeks what fight and team spirit can achieve, namely, the utterly impossible!
The defender wrote a winter fairytale by first eliminating world champions Sweden and subsequently the reigning Olympic champions Canada from the Olympics in Pyeongchang with Germany's best ice-hockey players. In the final against Russia, who were the clear favourites, Germany still led with just seconds to go, aiming to take gold. Only in overtime were the team forced to concede defeat, and despite taking silver were THE sensation of the Winter Olympics 2018. The German National Olympic Committee ultimately decided that Christian Ehrhoff should carry the German flag for the closing ceremony!
Ehrhoff, who has played more than 860 games in the best league in the world, the North American NHL, and who for a time was the best-paid defender in the world, is a winner almost unparalleled by any other sportsperson in Germany. 'Made in Germany' was hardly regarded as a seal of approval for players participating in big ice-hockey events prior to the 2018 Olympic Games. Ehrhoff and his colleagues have changed that in fantastic fashion. On Sunday, before our important match against Frankfurt, we wish to thank the Borussia fan (representing the entire Germany ice-hockey team) on behalf of the BVB family and pay him our respects in front of a sold-out stadium, for two weeks of unforgettable sporting moments, wild celebrations, goose bumps and heartache.
"We crossed our fingers for the ice-hockey team while they were at the Olympic Games. It is great that Christian Ehrhoff will be in the stadium on Sunday to cross his fingers for us," said Mario Götze: "Their already legendary team performance should serve as an example for us."