How can I improve myself in competitive games?

Role play

Meticulous training is a tried and tested means of becoming stronger as an individual athlete as well as as a team. The previous preparation under Bruno Labbadia and his staff offered the Hertha team plenty of that. "We really worked a lot and were physically at the limit at times," reports Mittelstädt. "Last time in training I had the feeling that the power is back with us, and I believe that the coaching team wanted to achieve exactly this goal with the load control. We have adapted a lot of new content, now get our liveliness back at the start and can get started! " With Mittelstädt in the starting line-up? The competition with Marvin Plattenhardt, from which both professionals benefit, is currently quite balanced. "The 'Platte' started against Ajax, I was in the starting line-up against PSV, and we keep changing in training," said the 23-year-old, confirming the impressions. "I think the trainer is still waiting for the final impressions from the final test against HSV and the training sessions. Of course I will try to recommend myself as best as possible!"

Dream of the DFB team - Olympics as the goal

The winger would like to recommend himself to the 'old lady', who was vice-European champion together with Arne Maier with the U21 of the DFB in the future, for further international trips. "It was always a very nice and valuable experience to be able to travel to the national team. My dream is to be part of the senior team one day," says Mittelstädt, who hopes to see Germany at the Olympic Games next summer to represent. "To be at the Olympics would be a huge experience. I've already spoken to Stefan Kuntz about it and received positive signals, but of course you have to wait and see how things develop at the moment, especially since football is also very fast-paced", the Berliner knows. "The first and most important step towards these goals is anyway to show myself as a top performer at Hertha BSC!" Whether Hertha's number 17 has grown further into this role and has come a little closer to his dreams - Maximilian Mittelstädt can and would like to give the answer himself in the upcoming season.

(kk / City-Press)