At the end of November, the VfL had prevailed at the same place with 2: 1 and talked in the way back from one of the most undesirent defeats of his career. This time, the luck was clear on the part of the guests who benefited from the bad patzer of the central defender Maxim Leitsch in the last minute.
Bochum on the ground so after the renewed precipitation, only three days after the unhappy home defeat against RB Leipzig (0: 1). In record time So Thomas Rice has to restart his team again to meet with the with-newer Greuther Fürth on Saturday, again in the Ruhrstadion.
He could also approach the encouraging words of the colleague, because prank expressed himself almost euphoric about the inferior opponent. The Freiburg Coach praised the Bochumer for her “Extreme Barmacy Strength, bringing a tremendous energy and footballing quality in the place,” finds prank.
The 120 minutes against Freiburg had cost a lot of power, clears rice, “but this will not be upset us. We have to get up again when we fall.” And the outlook for Fürth: “Without a question a very important game for us, of course we go to the race as a favorite.”
Too many long balls, problems with the last pass
A “bitter evening” for his team was that, so rice, ultimately missed the VfL the excellent way to collect for the first time after 34 years again into a trophy semifinal. Especially the coach, “that we have played in between too many long balls, but that was also a bit in the square. In addition, we often played the last pass is not played clean enough.”
Pechubel Leitsch, whose failed return passed the opponent the last minute hit to 2: 1, of course received support in all form, of the ranks and the players. And from his coach: “If you want to become a big player, you have to deal with such a thing,” says rice. “That hurts very much at the moment, but you also have to convert such a mistake into positive energy. This creates Maxim, I do not worry.”
Locadia is probably out
On Saturday at the third home game within a week, striker Jürgen Locadia will probably be missing, which had to be brought to the hospital at night after the game after he had repeated over back problems. An accurate diagnosis was still out, but it is foreseeable that the Dutchman against Fürth does not belong to the squad.
Then the VFL wants to at least a good end of two evil neck strokes. The newcomer also builds on its considerable home litigation: 21 of his 29 points brought the Bochumer home and cashed only eleven goals; Only Mainz (seven) has an even better home balance.