Trimmel: "We'll give it everything we've got"

1. FC Union Berlin had plenty of cause for celebration in midweek, the capital club ensuring their survival in their debut season in the Bundesliga as early as Matchday 32. In an interview with, captain Christopher Trimmel spoke about the delight that followed that success, the remaining goals for the season and the clash with TSG (Saturday at 15:30 CET/Live Ticker at

Christopher, you confirmed your top-flight survival during the week. Just how successful has the first Bundesliga season in the club's history been?

"I really do rate this success extremely highly. Many people thought we were the primary candidates for relegation before the season started, but then we surprised a lot of people in a positive way and we've had a really great season to date. We've seen that if we perform as a team, we can compete in the Bundesliga."

Were you able to celebrate a bit despite the behind-closed-door games and the corona rules?

"Yes, we were able to celebrate a bit. There were one or two beers in the changing rooms. I believe that if the stadium had been full, we would've had an unbelievable party together with our fans. That said, we were still extremely delighted."

With two matches to go, you could still finish anywhere between ninth and 15th place. What aims do you still have for this season?

"There's still a lot that can be achieved, even if we've already accomplished our primary objective: staying in the division. Nevertheless, we want to make the last two games as positive as possible and get points on the board. And with a view to next season too, it's better to do well in the last two games."

On Saturday you'll be visiting TSG Hoffenheim, who still have every chance of a Europa League place. What kind of game are you expecting?

"I'm expecting a very difficult game against a very good opponent that is deservedly still in contention for the Europa League places. As is always the case with us, we need to have a very good day and perhaps for Hoffenheim to have a rather bad one to get anything. But we're looking forward to the challenge again and will definitely give it everything we've got."

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