While Sandro Schwarz prepares his team for Saturday’s away game in Freiburg (1/4, 15:30 CEST), five Hertha players are still away on international duty. Peter Pekarík and Slovakia got their first win of their EURO 2024 qualification campaign after drawing 0-0 against Luxembourg last Thursday. The right-back played the full 90 minutes in a 2-0 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina. Slovakia are now second in Group J.
Scherhant with an assist
Derry Scherhant also enjoyed the second round of games during this international break. Our youngster, who made his Germany debut for the U20s in England last week, set up a goal in the 1-1 draw against Italy U20s this time around. “I was pleased to come on at half time and to get more minutes than I did against England,” said our attacker. “Unfortunately, these were the last games for the U20s this season. I will give my all to try and be called up to the U21s next year.”
Lukébakio against Germany
Stevan Jovetić has also been away with Montenegro. After starting with a 1-0 win in Bulgaria, they lost 2-0 against Serbia – he started both games. All three Herthaner will now head back to the capital.
Jessic Ngankam and Dodi Lukébakio still have one game to play during the international break. Ngankam and Germany U21s play Romania away from home tonight (28/3, 18:00 CEST), while Lukébakio is already in Germany to play Hansi Flick’s side (28/3, 20:45 CEST).
Overview of all the fixtures involving Hertha players:
|Wed, 22.03.2023||19:30 CET||Derry Scherhant||Friendly: England U20s – Germany U20s (Manchester)||2-0|
|Thu, 23.03.2023||20:45 CET||Peter Pekarík||EURO 2024 qualifier: Slovakia – Luxembourg (Trnava)||0-0|
|Fri, 24.03.2023||18:00 CET||Stevan Jovetić||EURO 2024 qualifier: Bulgaria – Montenegro (Ludogorets)||0-1|
|18:15 CET||Jessic Ngankam||Friendly: Germany U21s – Japan U21s (Frankfurt)||2-2|
|20:45 CET||Dodi Lukébakio||EURO 2024 qualifier: Sweden – Belgium (Solna)||0-3|
|Sun, 26.03.2023||20:45 CEST||Peter Pekarík||EURO 2024 qualifier: Slovakia – Bosnia-Herzegovina (Bratislava)||2-0|
|Mon, 27.03.2023||15:00 CEST||Derry Scherhant||Friendly: Italy U20s – Germany U20s (Prato)||1-1|
|20:45 CEST||Stevan Jovetić||EURO 2024 qualifier: Montenegro – Serbia (Podgorica)||0-2|
|Tue, 28.03.2023||18:00 CEST||Jessic Ngankam||Friendly: Romania U21s – Germany U21s (Sibiu)|
|20:45 CEST||Dodi Lukébakio||Friendly: Germany – Belgium (Cologne)|