RB Leipzig - Hertha BSC

Germany: Bundesliga
RB Leipzig C. Nkunku (16), Y. Poulsen (23), N. Mukiele (45), E. Forsberg (Pen. 60), C. Nkunku (70), A. Haidara (77)
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Hertha BSC

Selke apologizes to fans and backs Dardai after rout: "I'll take everything they throw at me."

By Peter Vice

Davie Selke's return to the Hertha starting XI proved about as bad a day for him as the last time he made the lineup.

The 26-year-old found himself in no mood to make excuses during his post-match interview.

Davie Selke.
Davie Selke.Photo: Steindy, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0

The last time Davie Selke suited up as a starter for Hertha, the team dropped a humiliating 0-5 blank to Bayern at the Allianz. Somehow, the former German youth international had to deal with an even worse result three rounds later.

"I don't want to throw out any clichés now," Selke told the Sky microphones after Saturday's 0-6 shellacking, "We were always one step too late. That just wasn't good enough from A to Z. A shitty day for us today."

"We have to apologize to the fans who came along today," he added, "Such a performance just doesn't cut it. I'll take everything they throw at me."

Asked how he planned to deal with the aftermath of the slaughter, Selke then said he would "lock his smartphone in the drawer" and take two days to recover. When it came to accepting his fair share of the responsibility, the Schondorf native was unequivocal.

"Don't get me started on the coaching discussion," Selke noted, keeping with his promise of being glib, "We will work through this calmly and need the experience of Pal and his coaching staff. We stand by the coaching team. Today, we fumbled it away on the pitch."

RB Leipzig
1Péter Gulácsi (C)
16Lukas Klostermann
4Willi Orban
32Joško Gvardiol ↩55
22Nordi Mukiele
8Amadou Haidara
44Kevin Kampl ↩65
18Christopher Nkunku ↩74
10Emil Forsberg ↩65
9Yussuf Poulsen ↩65
31Josep Martínez
21Brian Brobbey ↪65
33André Silva ↪65
2Mohamed Simakan ↪55
39Benjamin Henrichs ↪74
17Dominik Szoboszlai
26Moriba Kourouma Kourouma
27Konrad Laimer ↪65
47Joscha Wosz
Hertha BSC
1Alexander Schwolow
29Lucas Tousart
5Niklas Stark (C)
31Márton Dárdai
42Deyovaisio Zeefuik
18Santiago Ascacíbar
6Vladimír Darida ↩46
21Marvin Plattenhardt
8Suat Serdar ↩83
10Jurgen Ekkelenkamp ↩59
7Davie Selke ↩59
32Oliver Christensen
9Krzysztof Piątek ↪83
14Ishak Belfodil ↪59
23Marco Richter ↪59
27Kevin-Prince Boateng
30Dennis Jastrzembski ↪46
2Peter Pekarík
17Maximilian Mittelstädt
34Cimo Röcker

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