Relieved Dardai reflects on Hertha’s rescue: “Soon I’ll have nothing else to do but smoke cigars.”

Pal Dardai. Results from the 2020/21 Bundesliga’s penultimate round guaranteed safety for three clubs: FSV Mainz 05, FC Augsburg, and Hertha BSC. 

In the country’s capital, a huge collective sigh of relief could be felt as a 0-0 draw against visiting Köln proved sufficient to ensure that West Berlin’s club would get another season of top flight football. 

Barely two weeks after emerging from a squad-wide quarantine that threatened to derail their survival hopes, Hertha can finally relax.

Trainer Pal Dardai still wishes to defer for a week.