Nuremberg vs Hertha Berlin Preview

Nuremberg are aiming to bring Hertha Berlin crashing back down to earth with a bang in their first home game of the season tomorrow.

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Hertha took their place at the top of the Bundesliga with a 6-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on the opening weekend, but Nuremberg coach Michael Wiesinger says they cannot expect to have everything their own way again tomorrow.

"We're a force to be reckoned with at home and Hertha are going to feel that," he said.

"We showed last season how strong we can be at home.

"We're sure that the Hertha players are going to come here all euphoric, but we want to impose ourselves on the game and not let our opponents do that."

Hertha coach Jos Luhukay says Wiesinger's men do not have to bring his team back down from anywhere.

"It wasn't at all difficult to keep my team's feet on the ground," he said at the pre-match press conference.

His concerns are different. With Johannes van der Bergh ruled out for a fortnight and Marcel Ndjeng also out, he has to change the two full-backs. Peter Pekarik could return on one side while Fabian Holland, Levan Kobiashvili and Nicol Schulz are the options on the other.

"I've still got to consider that," Luhukay said. "I think it won't be until midday tomorrow when I decide.

"These three players all have different qualities and I've got to see who fits in best."

Wiesinger is not short of personnel concerns either with Timo Gebhart carrying a muscular injury and Per Nilsson a doubt.



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