Eintracht Frankfurt celebrates a historic success in Seville – not only for their own club, but also for German football. Even FC Barcelona congratulates the Hessians, but some Bundesliga clubs apparently do without it.
It was an unforgettable evening in Seville: 25 years after the last success of a German team in the Europa League / Uefa Cup, Eintracht Frankfurt brought the title back to our country.
With the final victory against Glasgow Rangers, the Hessians not only ensured a historic success for their own history books, but also for German football. It is thanks to Frankfurt that five German teams will appear in the Champions League for the first time next season.
After Rafael Borré’s decisive penalty, it wasn’t long before the first Bundesliga clubs congratulated him on Twitter. “What a fight – congratulations from Munich on the Europa League title,” Bayern posted shortly after the final whistle. Leipzig, who were only knocked out by Glasgow in the semi-finals of the Euroa League, did not hesitate to celebrate Frankfurt: “What a success, we congratulate Eintracht”.
Gladbach even admitted that they really “trembled” during the game, and Leverkusen are looking forward to seeing them again in the Champions League.
Many other German clubs joined and paid tribute to Eintracht’s success. Including Cologne, Hoffenheim, Bochum, Augsburg, Stuttgart, Fürth and Schalke. This is what a cohesion of the German teams looks like!
FC Barcelona, who were eliminated by Frankfurt in the quarter-finals, also showed greatness and congratulated them on Twitter – even in German.
However, some Bundesliga clubs did not send congratulations to Frankfurt on Twitter (as of May 19, 12:55 p.m.). A behavior that is simply incomprehensible given the mega success of Eintracht. There was no statement on Twitter from Borussia Dortmund, Union Berlin, SC Freiburg, FSV Mainz 05, VfL Wolfsburg and Hertha BSC – unbelievable!
It should be natural and considered an act of decency to congratulate a national competitor on an international title. However, some clubs seem to see things differently.
Of course, it cannot be checked whether those responsible for BVB may have contacted Frankfurt by phone, but it is precisely about communicating such messages via the big platforms and showing the world: German clubs stand together in an international context and can be happy for each other.
While BVB once again referred to Michael Zorc’s farewell on Twitter and posted a picture of Marco Reus, the “wolves” preferred to congratulate their player Luca Waldschmidt on their birthday than the Frankfurters on their Europa League victory. Wouldn’t there have been space somewhere to highlight Eintracht’s gigantic success?