Front and rear as well: Wagner’s numerous construction sites

FC Schalke 04 is in a deep crisis. And not since the smashing 0:4 in the derby against the BVB. The boys haven’t won since eight league games. Time for causal research.

Whoever gets the trainer post at FC Schalke 04 knows what he is taking on. Great ambitions, but also great pressure and a not always easy environment are only three components of this mammoth task. David Wagner also knew this when he started his service in the Berger Feld in the summer 2019.

Precisely because of the change of trainers and the complicated pre-season, the Schalker surprised cuts in the first half of the season positively. After the 2:0-round attack against Borussia Munich, the royal blue ranked with 33 counters at five with the BVB. The one or the other in the surroundings dreamed of the Champions League again.

The landing on the ground of reality however is batshit hard: In the eight games since the Gladbach game, four points have just been added to the Royal Blues, all of which have been won by undecided. Two lean cakes arrive at the Wagner-Elf. The low point of the development: the painful clap at the BVB.

FC Schalke 04: Scary stormer-flaute

The shoe presses offensively above all. Only two of the four rear-end shots were fired by stormers.

Own-grown Ahmed Kutucu scored the lead gate at the disappointing 1:1 against the Ascendant Paderborn. Michael Gregoritsch was successful in winning against Gladbach, the only successful performance of the Austrian borrowed from Augsburg in Schalke Dress to date.

Gregoritsch’s compatriot Guido Burgstaller, nominal team leader, has been in the Bundesliga for more than a year without a goal success.

Benito Raman, the wingman, who was released for a lot of money from Dusseldorf, limited himself throughout the season to selected occasions to show his potential. Director Amine Harit played the best half-year of his Schalker period in the round, but has been waiting for a goal participation for five months. Now the Moroccan, due to an inner-band injury, is all too abundant for “indefinite time.”

It speaks volumes that with Suat Serdar (seven hits) a central midfielder is the best goalkeeper in the goal guard.

Defensive in the back round is also vulnerable

But also the bear-strong in the back. Defensive was not only shaking in Dortmund recently. Of course, because there are no high-quality personal alternatives.

Ozan Kabak is still waiting for his comeback after almost three months for a blister on the spine, After a long period of injury and coronation, Salif Sane is not the old man anymore and now Youngster Jean-Clair Todibo (sprained wrist injury) is also falling out for the time being.

Persistent burner Bastian Oczipka, who is also one of the more reliable players in 2020’s, admitted in the “kicker meets DAZN” podcast that against the BVB one is to become one of the more reliable players. “If one player is only a little late in the game, we are all out. Dortmund played sensational, but we also walked into it. Our faults in the game design have been punished with a cold penalty.”

The goalkeeper problem of FC Schalke 04

Speaking of faults: These same things happen to the new goalkeeper promoted to the new number one goalkeeper Markus Schubert in an unsightly regularity. the opening of the game and then played a catastrophic failure. Wagner: “Schubi is partly responsible for the gate, everyone has seen it.”

It should not remain the only patsy of the U21 national gatekeeper. Also with Thorgan Hazards 4:0 Schubert looked bad. The now completely burnt-out goalie discussion contributes its part to the current Schalker Misere.

Review: After Alexander Njell announced his change to FC Bavaria, the captain’s office was withdrawn from him. Just now, starting from the guest game at his future club, several patzers, who eventually led to his demotion to the bank.

Schubert blew his chance, but so far confirmed the impression that skeptics already had at his Dresden time: The 21-year-old is undoubtedly talented, However, Wagner will not make another change between the posts, which he will gladly not be able to satisfy his own claim, which is also rarely publicly declared.

One of these would be from the psychological point of view of the Super-GAU.

Fans’support is lacking FC Schalke 04

Clearly, however, the boss coach and his trainer team are facing turbulent times and a lot of work. Wagner still enjoys full back cover, at least internally at the moment.

“Three months ago his work was praised by all and rightly so. Since then, David has become no other coach. The good clubs are distinguished for keeping quiet, even if there is once a Delle in sport,”said Jochen Schneider Sports Board of the”Sports Image”.

The plan to pull the royal blue cart out of the dirt again makes it more difficult for all involved but another fact: The support of the suffering fans Schalke on not time in the stadium is missing.

Luis Holuch