⚽ A. Mehmedi (68)
VOLKSWAGEN ARENA1-2Attendance: 24.894
⚽ J. Torunarigha (74), ⚽ D. Lukebakio (90)
Niklas Stark is likely to be given a chance to prove himself when Hertha BSC face Wolfsburg away from home on Saturday.
|Niklas Stark.||Photo: Steindy, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0|
Niklas Stark has slipped down the pecking order at Hertha BSC since Jürgen Klinsmann took over as coach in November.
The centre-back watched Hertha's last three games of 2019 from the bench and missed last week's 0-4 loss to Bayern München due to a cold.
But with Dedryck Boyata out with suspension, Stark could finally be given the chance to prove himself in Saturday's away clash with Wolfsburg.
"[Boyata's] absense hurts, but we have guys in the position who want to prove themselves," Hertha chief Michael Preetz said in an interview with Kicker and added:
"Niklas is burning for his chance. He has prepared very well."
Meanwhile, Jürgen Klinsmann has hinted that Stark will probably start on Sunday:
"It's quite possible that Niklas will now be given a big chance to show what he can do," Klinsmann told Kicker.
Stark has made 14 appearances for Hertha this season.
|23||Josuha Guilavogui (C)|
|27||Maximilian Arnold ↩89|
|8||Renato Steffen ↩82|
|7||Josip Brekalo ↩63|
|33||Daniel Ginczek ↪89|
|14||Admir Mehmedi ↪63 ⚽|
|40||João Victor ↪82|
|5||Niklas Stark (C)|
|25||Jordan Torunarigha ⚽|
|16||Javairô Dilrosun ↩76|
|28||Dodi Lukebakio ⚽ ↩90|
|27||Davie Selke ↪90|
|9||Alexander Esswein ↪76|
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