Dusseldorf Not only the Fortuna players celebrated the home win against Hansa Rostock. Daniel Thioune was also part of the crowd of jubilation. What the coach says about his sprint after 3-0. And if he thinks he can finish this season undefeated.
Sometimes emotions just have to come out. This was also the case with Khaled Narey’s goal in Fortuna’s 3-0 final score against Hansa Rostock. The entire team celebrated their top scorer at the corner flag in front of their own fans. And coach Daniel Thioune was right in the middle. Fortuna’s coach started to sprint and cheered exuberantly with his players after the victory.
The 47-year-old not only often wears his heart on his sleeve. He can’t always contain his emotions either. He shouldn’t and doesn’t want to. After all, such an outburst makes him extremely approachable – both for his players and for the fans.
Thioune is now in office for eight games. So far he hasn’t lost a single one. An outstanding quote. With Fortuna, will he actually remain completely without bankruptcy this season? “It’s not about ending a season without losing,” says Thioune. “I want to win every game. I haven’t been able to do that in the past few weeks. So there is no need to ask whether I want to remain undefeated.”
After the last three draws in a row, in which Fortuna could have won in each case, a lot of ballast fell off after the three-pointer against Rostock. Of course also with Thioune, who tried to channel his joy about the victory through his sprint. “Otherwise I always had to answer the question why we get hits in the neck. That was the moment when I was allowed to give a good blow to the neck myself. When I got into the group of players, I hit it hard,” explained the coach the day after with a smile on his lips. “It’s just a moment when the coach is also a player. The 3: 0 made you want to go.”
And even when Shinta Appelkamp made it 2-0 in the meantime, Thioune could hardly be stopped – even if he still preferred to stay in his coaching zone. But he masters the interaction with the fans very well. And so he cheered demonstratively in the direction of the Fortuna supporters. “When it was 2-0, it was also the right time for a special moment. And when Shinta scores a headed goal, it feels really good,” he says. “I’m happy about every goal, sometimes on the inside. But yesterday it just had to come out. That’s how I am.”
And so he is quite right with Fortuna. His open, direct manner is very well received in Düsseldorf. He is already being celebrated by his own fans. If he can already make the league perfect with Fortuna in the next two games, that would certainly not diminish the fan love. Whether and when Thioune will then start another celebration run in the event of success remains open.
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