Nuremberg vs Eintracht Frankfurt Preview

Both Nuremberg and Eintracht Frankfurt can move top of the table on Friday night when they meet in a top-of-the-table clash at the Frankenstadion.

Football News: Hiroshi Kiyotake, Nuremberg


Nuremberg have won two and drawn one of their first three games in the Bundesliga this season, but their coach Dieter Hecking says going top of the pile is not his priority.

"It would be nice for the club, but it does not interest me," he said. "All that matters to me is getting three points.

"And that is going to be a task which demands a lot of us."

Hecking is particularly impressed with the start Frankfurt have made to their first season back in the top flight following a year in the second division.

"They have taken the self-confidence out of their successful season last year and have started the season well," said Hecking on his club's website.

"They have lots of talented players and get on well as a team."

One of those talented players is Takashi Inui, whose goal and assists in the 3-2 win over Hamburg last weekend not only made him a wanted man for the hordes of Japanese journalists.

"I don't know any player who can control the ball the way he did in the area, I have never seen anything like it," said his coach Armin Veh.

Nuremberg have a Japanese match-winner of their own.

Hiroshi Kiyotake netted the winner for the Bavarians against Borussia Monchengladbach a week ago and should be in the starting XI again, with Hecking unlikely to make any changes to his side.

Changes are not expected to the Frankfurt side either.

"We are going to carry on playing so attack-minded - maybe even more so," said Veh.


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