Not down yet: Fürth's battling 2-2 draw at Bremen on Matchday 26 drew high praise from new coach Frank Cramer
Not down yet: Fürth's battling 2-2 draw at Bremen on Matchday 26 drew high praise from new coach Frank Cramer
Bundesliga

Long way up now for Fürth

Munich - They started into their debut Bundesliga season with high hopes, but now Greuther Fürth are staring a speedy return to the second tier squarely in the face.

Nine points shy of even the relegation play-off place, the Clover Leaves require an awful lot to go their way in their remaining eight games if they are to hold on to their corner at German football's top table. That said, the team's performance in the 2-2 draw at Werder Bremen last time out demonstrated that if they are to go down, it will not be without a struggle. "There was passion, there was commitment, they really emptied the tank," new head coach Frank Cramer enthused.