Team Review: Hertha Berlin in the 2013-14 Season

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Updated: July 22, 2014
Hertha Berlin in the 2013-14 Season

Bundesliga Finish: 11th

Match Results: W11-D8-L15

(Featured image: Hertha Berlin | Source: skysports.com)

 

Former champions and early online betting favorites Hertha Berlin had a generally roller-coaster campaign in the past season, obtaining more defeats than wins or draws. With a total score of 41 points, the side only finished in the table’s mid-section—in spite of opening their campaign at the summit of the rankings. While this may appear a little lackluster, it can actually be considered a major feat considering that they were newly promoted at the time from the second-tier league.

 

Seven new players played for Die Alte Dame last season, which included midfielder Hajime Hosogai from Bayer Leverkusen, defender Sebastian Langkamp from Augsburg, and goalkeeper Rune Jarstein from Viking FK. More players (10), however, moved out from the club. They include defender Alfred Morales for Ingolstadt 04, forward Daniel Beichler for Sturm Graz, midfielder Fanol Perdedaj for Energie Cottbus, and striker Ben Sahar for Arminia Bielefeld.

 

Berlin kicked off their campaign with a magnificent win over Frankfurt, netting six goals and conceding only one. The massive success inevitably put them atop the league table which made among the early frontrunners to win the silverware. John Anthony Brooks, Ronny, Sami Allagui, and Adrian Ramos scored, with the last two netting two goals apiece. They followed this up with a draw against Nurnberg and another win from Hamburg. However, Jos Luhukay’s men have since started to become more inconsistent. Their momentum rapidly dwindled and they have incurred several back-to-back defeats throughout the course of the competition. From as high as the top spot, they plummeted into the table’s lower half.

 

Adrian Ramos was the side’s overall top scorer with 16 goals, followed by Allagui with 10. At the DFB-Pokal where they just finished in the second round, only three players scored: Anis Ben-Hatira (2), Allagui (1), and Peter Niemeyer (1)