FCA manager Reuter sees quality

The numbers speak a clear language: three games, a point, 1: 8 goals, 17th place, especially the two home plaintiffs against Hoffenheim (0: 4) and Leverkusen (1: 4) gave to think, even if the results first in the final phase became clear. Of course we are disappointed about the two defeats, especially about the way we have conceded the goals, says Weinzierl. The property, individual exporters and naive behavior in the collective made it easy for the opponent.

Errors that will take it to turn off. Errors that may also be due to a lack of experience. With Niklas Dorsch (23), Arne Maier (22), Andi Zeqiri (22) and the perspective players Frederik Winther (20), Lasse Günther (18) and Keeper Daniel Klein (20) brought the FCA new entrants, which in the Bundesliga first still prove and to grow into their roles.

Weinzierl: Then you will reward earlier or later

We go the way of the young talent. You also have to admit mistakes and give time, then you will reward earlier or later, says Weinzierl. The coach therefore promotes patience and a realistic expectation: We almost kept the league with the last breath. Now we want to act more courageers and have chosen our way with very young players. This is a process and does not work on today morning.

Reuter also sees the high error rate in the defensive than substantive reason for the missed start. He does not have general doubts about the squad. We are absolutely convinced of our quality. We playfully have a higher potential in the squad than in previous years, emphasizes the manager. But if you are not allowed to rely on, remember: Nevertheless, we have to pay attention to the order and first show what the FCA explains: good, compact defend and quick switching.

Both were insufficient in the first three games. Also because too many players after a complicated summer did not have optimal fitness and no ideal rhythm. Reece Oxford and Iago missed for injuries wide parts of the preparation, Maier fights for two tournaments (U-21-European Olympia) with muscular problems, even Felix Uduokhai returned just before the start of the season of Olympia. Reuters Order for the country break is therefore clear: It is important to develop a top condition. We need an intensive style of playing to bring through our game.

Reuter: You have to fight against the situation

In addition, important supports were missing: Captain Jeffrey Gouweleuw missed two league games for adductor problems, alternate Alfred Finnbogason even all three. The Icelander feels like a gate in the test against Heidenheim (2: 1) ready for the Bundesliga. With the game at Union Berlin and the home game against Gladbach, two more difficult tasks are imminent after the country break. If no victory succeeds, the FCA is fast back in the basement. You have to fight against the situation, says Reuter, That’s just together and with diligence. And with fewer errors than in the first three games.

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