At FC Schalke 04 the nerves are completely blank. While the new coach Manuel Baum wants to breathe new self-confidence into his team with new principles, the team is put back to the starting point with a devastating defeat. Mark Uth has after yesterday’s 2-0 defeat I found clear words about the current situation against VfL Wolfsburg.
“I’m so served. You can’t imagine that,” said the frustrated 29-year-old striker in the Sky-Conversation. “It’s so sad to dribble here every time and just play powerless football.”
Above all, Uth criticized the lack of aggressiveness and defensive passivity of his team: “We are played and always come a step too late. We don’t even get into the duels. We didn’t get a yellow card … We all play very, very bad football . We defend badly – all together. “
After this performance, the former DFB national player would “like to go into the dressing room and cry.” Schalke fans have unfortunately been used to such performances for months and can therefore only accept any further loss of points from week to week with complete apathy.
Baum tried, at least in the course of the game, to turn things around again with a few changes. After the team was 2-0 down after just 24 minutes, the coach switched to a back four and even replaced Amine Harit before half-time in the 39th minute for performance reasons!
“The performance just didn’t fit today,” said Baum, explaining the replacement of the former Moroccan top performer, who nowadays enjoys little reputation among fans because of his willingness to switch and lack of enthusiasm (via Spark media).
Benjamin Stambouli, who looked very weak with his defensive behavior at the second Wolfsburg goal by Schlager, was already substituted at half-time. Kabak could replace the French soon, but on Saturday he was only on the bench for the following reasons: “Kabak played 90 minutes on Wednesday, had a grueling journey and only came back on Thursday evening – that’s why he sat on the bench once.”
Schalke have to get up quickly after only three points collected after eight match days. The relegation is a real threat and could get even closer with the two upcoming opponents: On the next two game days, the miners will have to play against Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Mönchengladbach of all places.