“Apart from the games against Ahlen and the Panthers, the first half of the season went just as we had dreamed. Therefore we can be very satisfied. We have evolved and grown as a team,” Merten Krings said in an RP interview on Tuesday. Meetings of players outside of sport also ensure good team spirit. “The young players in particular do a lot together, which is normal. Unfortunately, I haven’t been there once, I just didn’t have the time. But other older players are only there in phases. But we’re together every weekend. You can see how pleasant the climate is. I think we fit together very well personally with the young players. We step on the gas and are up for a joke,” explained the captain.