Last table, first a point, eight league levels in a row, for the injury and coronary personnel. Perhaps Stefan Leitl was therefore a concern to open the press conference on Friday with positive news : right-back Marco Meyerhöfer, the coach reported, has its flu infection, which had braked it at the recent 1-3 in Freiburg, as survived as the midfielder Adrian finely his muscular problems, because of which he had to stop the training on Wednesday.
Corona-Quintet only for the game in Gladbach again a topic
Nonetheless, however, the promotee continues to dominate the personnel emergency: Eleven injured or positively tested professionals, the Fürther Lazarett currently comprises. The hopes, the five-quarantined player Sascha Burchert, Maximilian Bauer, Nils Seufert, Jeremy Dudziak and Dickson Abiama, to be frosted prematurely. There is a chance that we get out of the quarantine at the beginning of next week, explains Leitl. Should the medical department give green light and the return to training without complications could be the quintet – or at least parts of it – again a topic for the away game at Borussia Mönchengladbach (20 November) after the international room.
Three options, no central defender
But against Eintracht, however, Leitl still has to renounce this – as well as a defensive chief Nick Viergever, which has drawn a tapestress in the ankle on Saturday in Freiburg and will be missing several weeks. Because in addition to Bauer and Viergever also Gideon Jung (Knee-OP) and Justin Hoogma (internal band injury in the knee) fail, only three players are in question for the internal defense against Frankfurt: with Abdourahman Barry a right-back and with Hans Nunoo Sarpei and Sebastian Griesbeck two defensive Midfield player. A situation that I have never experienced as a player and trainer, says Leitl. The bid of the hour is thus improvisation in the defense center. In general, the 44-year-old does not want to moan despite the human resources and instead emphasizes: We go into a good conscience, because we have confidence in the boys.
Legally, Leitl s protégés could still be too rare in the previous Bundesliga game time. After ten games only seven of their own hits are to Bielefeld (six) the broader value of the league, but in turn already 27 goals even the worst. We are always at eye level in the individual playing in phases and can make games balanced, the coach raises the positive before being able to work out the flavor list: Time is missing the last pass, sometimes the Matchglück, that we defend compromising. That sums up, that s too many individual things that cause us to win.
Umbruch, injured, Corona: All things we need to process together
Total surprisingly, the previous negative run for the native Munich does not come. We knew before the season that it will not be easy for us. We had an extremely big change, which is not normal for normal newcomers, reminds Leitl on the summer. It s quite normal that time needs and can not work immediately, especially if negative results come. Now the situation comes with many injured and corona. These are all things we have to process together, He emphasizes. It s not that we can say: good, at Fürth eleven players fall out, then eleven new ones come, and we quickly play Bundesliga. Thus, other clubs that may have more financial resources, also clearly heavy.
Nevertheless, the faith of his Result and Personal Arg-dehested troupe and the turn to the good has not lost Leitl – on the contrary: The team is getting closer and closer week for week and get trust in the way we want to play, finds The coach and relies on a passionate plea for his team: No matter who fails and no matter if we do not have any central defenders anymore: these are my boys, and I trust these guys totally. I know that they will get everything out I am convinced of 100 percent. And then, I believe, we are now finally on the turn to win a game. Haunting words that confirm it for his players on Sunday and fill with life.