Goalkeeper Rune Jarstein is eight years old Hertha BSC already faithful. Things haven't been going so well for the 37-year-old at his club for some time now. He was absent from April to December last year, initially because of a corona disease including heart muscle inflammation. After that, he had to undergo knee surgery.Rune Jarstein has been under contract with Hertha BSC since 2014. Bild: Imago-Images / Eibner
His regular club has just rebuilt him behind number 1 in goal, Oliver Christensen. But now it looks like Rune Jarstein will have to leave the club unexpectedly - and not of his own free will. As the ' picture '- newspaper found out, goalkeeper Jarstein was suspended. With immediate effect.
In the run-up to it should have crashed between Jarstein and his long-standing club. He is said to have complained about goalkeeping coach Andreas Menger and sharply criticized his training content and lack of communication.Criticism of goalkeeping coach Andreas Menger leads to a break. Image: imago images / Sebastian Räppold / Matthias Koch
A discussion, which according to the newspaper is said to have taken place, apparently had no effect, because the club immediately released the goalkeeper.'You can also throw something at each other's heads, but the tonality and the language were totally wrong.' Fredi Bobic, manager of Hertha BSC
' It's about how you treat each other and what words you choose when you're critical. You can also throw something at each other, but the tonality and the language was totally wrong. It was a bit more intense,' reports manager Fredi Bobic to ' picture '. 'From the club's point of view, there was no chance of trying to sort it out somehow.'
Now the signs point to contract termination. Jarstein actually has a contract with Hertha until June 30, 2023.'A football team doesn't work without discipline, otherwise we'll have wild pigs here!' Fredi Bobic
Everyone in charge has to make decisions, even if they are painful, explains Bobic. 'But you have to meet them. A football team doesn't work without discipline, otherwise we'll have wild pigs here! '
Apparently, no other solution to dealing with Jarstein's behavior could be found. 'It doesn't work that way. I already know where the boundaries are and where to draw them. I also know how to forgive - but I also know what has been done in the past and who has been helped. (...)', says the Hertha manager.
The Berliners had done a lot for Rune last year. It's a shame because it hits a person who has been there for a long time, Bobic continues. Something like that doesn't pass you by without a trace.Fredi Bobic finds clear words about Jarstein's behavior. Image: dpa / Soeren Stache
According to Bobic, there will be talks with him and his advisor in the near future, also because of his merits. 'Monetary stories' would have no influence. 'The issue will now be resolved very promptly,' he says.