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Bruno Labbadia not satisfied with Hertha's transfer activity in the summer transfer window

By Rune Gjerulff

Hertha BSC coach Bruno Labbadia has admitted he didn't get everything he wanted in the transfer window.

Bruno Labbadia (right) with Julian Nagelsmann.
Bruno Labbadia (right) with Julian Nagelsmann.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche/POOL via Picture Point

Hertha BSC coach Bruno Labbadia isn't entirely satisfied with the past transfer window that saw the German capital club spend more than €33 million to sign Jhon Cordoba, Alexander Schwolow, Omar Alderete and Deyovaisio Zeefuik permanently and land Matteo Guendouzi on loan.

"We didn't sign any big names or finished players. We had different plans. We had hoped that the market would be different and that the prices wouldn't be so high," Labbadia told Sport Bild.

Having said goodbye to a host of older players, including Vedad Ibisevic, Salomon Kalou and Per Skjelbred, Labbadia makes no secret of the fact that he would have liked to add more experience to the side.

"We have parted company with 14 players with an average age of 32 years. I have never experienced anything like that before," said the Hertha coach.

"We want to do better in table than last season and improve our football, although we have already realized that we have to make compromises because we couldn't implement everything and are short of something."

Hertha finished 10th in the Bundesliga last season. They sit 13th after the first three games of the 2020/21 campaign.

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