– Markus Weinzierl had imagined it a little differently. After the 2: 3 home defeat against Holstein Kiel, the new 1. FC Nürnberg did not allow his predecessor to leave without consequences, at least indirectly. The captain, however, sounds the alarm.
Markus Weinzierl left it to the regular observers to decide which place 16 is called after eleven matches. In any case, the new coach of the 1. FC Nürnberg did not want to talk about a relegation battle after the 2: 3 against Holstein Kiel. Despite the strong fluctuations in yield in recent weeks and also on Sunday afternoon, it can only be a question of not retreating.
“I think we played a decent match for 50-60 minutes,” Weinzierl said, albeit without adding the second goal. The fact that the score was suddenly 1-1 seconds after Enrico Valentini’s long-range attempt, which was worth seeing, left Weinzierl a bit puzzled too. KSV Holstein’s immediate counterattack was not only stopped in good time by Christopher Schindler with a tactical foul on Fabian Reese, but was thwarted by Jens Castrop in the Kiel half.
Before 1: 2, Weinzierl felt that a “chipped ball” in free space was not enough to make Schindler look bad in the duel against Reese, the 1: 3: “one pinball goal, two presses. ball and through the legs “. Yet the new coach did not want to neglect even the positive aspects: “If we score the second goal, we win.”
But they didn’t and so they lost after a good hour due to total failure together. “We couldn’t keep up for 90-95 minutes,” Weinzierl said and he knew why. A head problem? A condition problem? “Both,” replied the coach at the press conference.
Seven games to the winter break
In other words, the team is not in shape and currently has little or no self-confidence to professionally deal with setbacks. Conditions not exactly ideal for the remaining seven games until the winter break: in Düsseldorf, against Hannover, in Kaiserslautern, against Magdeburg, in Rostock, against Paderborn and in the middle of the second cup round at Waldhof Mannheim (Tuesday 18 October ) You Can Be Alone It’s about “getting a sense of accomplishment as quickly as possible,” as Weinzierl points out. To stabilize the club to some extent.
Weinzierl didn’t say it could be more complicated than many people think, but his captain did. “It’s a serious situation,” said Schindler, who was not feeling well after all three goals conceded. “Personally I’m very sorry and it hurts a lot.” For Schindler, making life extremely easy for the Kielers was sometimes because “they wanted to push higher after the break to get into duels better.”
The whole block then moved a little further, but opened up a lot of space for the Kielers for their mostly quick attacks, the result is known. And it leaves little hope for a quick recovery. “In our situation we need the points,” Schindler said. Where and when they want to pick up some remains at least a mystery after the second-half crisis against Kiel.
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