Coach Christoph Daum, who is suffering from lung cancer, is on the mend and started his second chemotherapy on Tuesday.
“I’m getting better every day,” says an optimistic thumb of “Bild”: “I want to do sports again at the weekend.” Last week, the former Austria coach (2002/03) was in the intensive care unit of a New with shortness of breath taken to York hospital. Diagnosis: pneumonia. “I received the full range of medication and was fed up,” says Daum. Calmund let contacts play after four days, he was able to get out of bed and started his journey home to Cologne. His good friend and ex-Leverkusen manager, Reiner Calmund, also helped, and quickly got him plane tickets to Germany through a former Lufthansa board member. Daum tolerated his first chemotherapy last fall well. The 69-year-old is combative after the hardships: “It is important that you always get up when a day is going badly, that you defend yourself and look positively into the future.”
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