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Wolfsburg back in the negative spiral

Mark van Bommel would have been satisfied. At least with the Wolfsburg ball possession. 62 percent posted the VFL on Sunday at FC Augsburg for himself, a numerical expression of dominance. The hook on the thing: This more on the game device brought nothing to Lower-based, they went in the Fuggerstadt sang- and clentless.

Because the opponent ran ten kilometers more and also significantly more sprinted (275: 219), he almost did not care that Wolfsburg clashed the ball without pace and recognizable idea. With 107.8 kilometers, the VfL ripped the slightest running route of all teams on the 28th match day, ran 17 kilometers less than Hertha BSC in Leverkusen. Nevertheless, the Magath team lost 1: 2, which VfL Managing Director Jörg Schmadtke is at least in this point right: the weak mileage, the 58-year-old, is also a topic, “but not the main”.

Rather, the respective appearance of his team in both criminal areas was decisive for the 0: 3 in the basement duel. And: “You can not forget, we’ve traveled without head coach – that makes something with a team.” Florian Kohfeldt was missing due to Covid 19 infection and was represented at the sideline of Schmadtke and Co-Trainer Vincent Heilmann.

After the winter break everything will be better? A misleading

Something is always a statement in the VFL this season that it does not work. When it hailed in the summer preparation under Van Bommel five test match defeats in series, the bosses did not want to overvalate this, the change in the game idea of intensive pressing and switching football to the possession match, from some in the team from the first day of preparation skeptically accompanied, Finally need time.

Which had expired for the new coach to nine games. Kohfeldt took over, started with two leagues and then fell into a dramatic negative spiral of cross-part eleven games without victory and eight bankruptcies in series. The reason was quickly found: Due to the games in the Champions League – Wolfsburg, a total of feasible group with Seville, Lille and Salzburg, as a table, had been specifically committed for necessary training time. The announcement: After the short winter break with appropriate work on the exercise place everything will be better.

A misleading that the creators had to straighten themselves. Because January made everything much worse: a 0: 1 in Bochum, a 0: 0 against Hertha BSC and a 0: 2 in Leipzig required a surgery on the open heart, in the middle of the season, the VfL took serious cadre corrections. He separated from Torjäger Wout Wayhorst (Burnley) and Ex-Captain Josha Guilavogui (Bordeaux) and grew especially with Max Kruse, just 34 and due to the physical condition only a player for moments instead of high-intensive teamwork over 90 minutes, hoped Portion of slot in the bid.

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And lo and behold: a victory against Fürth (4: 1), one in Frankfurt (2: 0) and also another against Union Berlin (1: 0), less desolate appearances than before. The turn seemed to succeed, but remained short duration. But also for the only four points from the past six lots are explanations. Every time there were five minutes deep sleep against Hoffenheim (1: 2), then three individual mistakes in Freiburg (2: 3), against Leverkusen (0: 2) The maturity was missing, on Sunday in Augsburg now the coach. Something is always.

Kohfeldt cut: 0.95 points per game

Florian Kohfeldt has been trying everything since its office at the end of October, but his balance sheet looks bad. Five victories, three draws and eleven defeats are listed after 19 league rates under the leadership of the 39-year-old, which is a point cut of 0.95 per game. The numbers of a relegated. A “pseudodiscussion” about a possible impulse in the form of a renewed coach change refills Schmadtke strictly, “that does not exist with us”.

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Otherwise, we get a bigger problem than what we already have anyway.

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In order for the distress in the table cellar but not further increases, Kohfeldt, which is recruited on Tuesday on the training place, win with his team on Saturday (15.30, live! At Jörg Schmadtke) against Bielefeld.
How method is the box, let the words of Boss Schmadtke guess.
After 28 matchdays and permanent crisis, he still appeals to his trees team: “I believe that we have to understand in the relegation battle that we have to defend ourselves significantly more. Otherwise, we get a bigger problem than what we have now.”
Hope is based on what the VfL of the competition is supposedly preceded.
“We have an individual quality we need to retrieve.”
But if the quality players are not ready to torment, it becomes complicated.