In addition to the home victory against SV Werder Bremen (2-1), Alfred Finnbogason also celebrated his birthday last Saturday. In an interview with FCA Fan-TV, the Icelander talks about his special afternoon, the important three points against Werder and the upcoming task at Eintracht Frankfurt.
It was an all-round successful day for Alfred Finnbogason. Four years earlier to the day, the Icelander had joined FCA on Saturday. After his substitution against Bremen at half-time, which noticeably added zeal FCA's performance, he assisted Ruben Vargas' winning goal in the closing stages. All this on his 31st birthday.
"It's a great feeling to be back," said Finnbogason, summing up the day. After Augsburg's record scorer (34 Bundesliga goals) injured his shoulder on an international tour in November, he recently made his comeback in Berlin with a brief appearance. "It was a key game," said the attacker, describing the significance of the victory over Bremen, through which FCA put themselves nine points clear of their Hanseatic opponents. "We wanted to send a message at home after three defeats in a row."
Finnbogason and his colleagues managed to achieve this thanks to a clear improvement after the break - but there is not much time to celebrate their first victory of the year. Already on Friday, 7th February (20:30 CET) they will face Eintracht Frankfurt. "This is a physically very strong team, but they have not quite lived up to expectations so far," explained Finnbogason.
Against Eintracht, Finnbogason and FCA will "follow up on their good performance against Bremen and get something from Frankfurt", with a leisurely weekend planned. "We're going to go full throttle and then hopefully relax on the sofa and watch the rest of the matches," the Icelander said. With a win in Frankfurt behind him, he would certainly be a little more relaxed.