Football second division FC Schalke 04 showed a desolate performance at the 1: 2 defeat against Fortuna Düsseldorf. An issue of ascension aspirants from Gelsenkirchen was after the preparation of coach Dimitrios Grammozis. Why did he do without despite several failures on the right-to-go of Reinhold RANFTL?
Heavy personnel decision for head coach Dimitrios Grammozis: For the away game in Dusseldorf in Mehmet Aydin (thigh injury) and new addition Andreas Vindheim (calf injury) were missing the two ground rail players on the right.
Grammozis held despite the thinned squad at his preferred 3-5-2 basic order. And so he sent Marius Bülter to the right exterior, the second best attacker in the team. The 28-year-old therefore temporarily took over the tasks of a right-back. A plan that did not get up.
Surprisingly, the decision is therefore important because in Reinhold RANFTL still a learned right defendant at the FC Schalke 04 is under contract. But the Austrian, who came from Linz in summer and signed until 2024, was last not even more in the squad.
Schalke-Profi RANFTL “should first edit the head”
Grammozi’s confirmed before the kick-off at “Sky” that he has led a long conversation with the 30-year-old. Both of them had decided together that RANFTL remains external despite the personnel note. The mental load during the summer newcomer seems too high. “We believe that it is the best. He should first remove his head, then he attacks again from Monday,” the 43-year-old outed.
The chief coach wants to write off his routine in the meantime. Schalke would not have brought him in the summer if one was not convinced of his qualities.
According to “kicker”, the amazement remains why Grammozis held at his system despite the staffNot and said Marius Bülter on the right side.
Due to the defeat of the Schalke and the victories of the competition from Hamburg and Bremen, the distance to the relegation site is now three points. The next matchday welcomes the scarce the SC Paderborn (18.02, 18:30 clock).