His commitment in the winter of the year 2020, which is drawing to a close, was hailed a bit prematurely as a “transfer coup” by the Hamburg gazettes (and also by me). Because after a promising start at HSV turned out to be the Austrian Louis Schaub little by little more as a flop than as reinforcement for the red pants. The 25-year-old offensive player has now found a new sporting home in Switzerland for the time being.
And with it the alpine panorama known from his home country again in front of your eyes. Schaub was born in Germany (Fulda). But only by the way.
With a 50 percent score (1 hit, 2 assists in 6 games), Schaub got off to a good start with his new project at the Swiss super league club FC Luzern. It is important for him to mentally leave the recently rather disappointing stations Hamburger SV and 1. FC Köln (to which he is contractually bound until 2022) behind.
“The summer wasn’t easy for me. I knew that HSV couldn’t go on and that they didn’t want me at Cologne either,” Schaub admitted frankly. (Source: spox.com)
A stay in his Austrian homeland followed, mainly to keep himself physically fit. And a long search for a new club. In mid-September, he said yes to the Central Swiss.
“It looks like I did everything right. I don’t see that as a step backwards either. It’s fun that I can play again.” The loan is initially limited until the summer of next year. How things will continue after that is of course difficult for Schaub to predict in a business as volatile as professional football. “It’s difficult to plan anything in football. At the moment everything is open.”
Appearances with the Austrian national team will of course help to improve his future options. Like last Sunday in Vienna’s Ernst Happel Stadium. Three minutes after his substitution in the 78th minute of the game (he came for Julian Baumgartlinger from Leverkusen), Schaub equalized the lead of the Northern Irish guests, before his assistants (Adrian Grbic) became the match winner six minutes later.