Eintracht coach: Hasebe is an exceptional player
Eintracht Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner highlighted the importance of defender Makoto Hasebe ahead of the Champions League game against Tottenham Hotspur. “Makoto as a player, Makoto as a person is simply extraordinary,” Glasner paid extra praise to the 38-year-old Japanese. “I’m lucky that I was able to get to know him and train.”
Eintracht Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner has the meaning of defense chief before the Champions League game against Tottenham Hotspur Makoto Hasebe highlighted. “Makoto as a player, Makoto as a person is simply extraordinary,” Glasner paid extra praise to the 38-year-old Japanese. “I’m lucky that I was able to get to know him and train.”
Also Frankfurt’s Sports director Markus Krösche thinks highly of the fourth-oldest Eintracht professional in the club’s history, who is again set in the center of defense for the game on Tuesday (9 p.m. / Amazon Prime). “Makoto is a very intelligent player who reads the situation very well and doesn’t have to get into tackles that often because he anticipates the ball beforehand. He’s a good stabilizer and an important part of our team,” emphasized Krösche.
After Hasebe was only a substitute at the beginning of the season, he recently organized Eintracht’s defense three times in a row from the start. With Methuselah in the starting eleven, the Hessians won in the premier class at Olympique Marseille (1-0) and in the Bundesliga at VfB Stuttgart (3-1) and against leaders 1. FC Union Berlin (2-0).
“Even when he wasn’t playing, he was always there 100 percent. I knew he’d be ready when the team needed him. He’s shown that again now,” said glazier about Hasebe and added appreciatively: “He is an absolutely positive element.”