The descent fight, Wolfsburg’s defender Sebastiaan Bornauw last after the 0: 2 against Bayer Leverkusen, is “still a bit there”. It was already a bit understated, but it suited to what the 23-year-old had already expressed weeks before. Since the Belgian, who had been rescued in the previous year with the 1st FC Cologne only in the relegation, was not much to start with any descent wells, even looked up the international squares in the table. That’s why the defender was finally changed in the summer of Cologne to Wolfsburg.
Boornau wanted his nearest career step at VfL, spoke of a “top address in German football,” was pleased to the Champions League. And finally Wolfsburg was a perfect place for emerging professionals over the past three years to develop. The abrupt end came this season, the reality in the table cellar crosses all the plans of the footballers, who hung on the career jumping board at the VfL. One reason why the team is obviously difficult to engage in the relegation battle?
Kohfeldt speaks of “human process”
“It’s a human process that you have to find yourself in this new challenge,” VfL coach Florian Kohfeldt does not believe that in the minds of footballers does not move from today to the lever of royal class on relegation champion. But even if the most recent appearance in Augsburg (0: 3) suggests otherwise and managing director Jörg Schmadtke (“We have to understand the descent fight”) doubt that his team has the seriousness of the situation, the coach is convinced “That the team has understood the latest since January”. However, he also has to grant: “What we have seen in the square in Augsburg, that did not look like relegation fight.” And that should change.
If Kohfeldt is hoping that the many young players like Bornauw, Ridle Baku and Co. has strengthened from such a season. “So difficult this season, it is incredibly important for these players to finish this process successfully,” explains the coach. “To stay in the league, stay stable, you have to go through there, then that can have a great added value, especially for the young players.” The knowledge must: on Saturday (15.30, live! At descent) against Bielefeld there is descent fight, the royal class is very far away.
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