With the spirit of Marbella, the relegation threatened VfB Stuttgart wanted to stop the descent in the football Bundesliga. Trainer Pellegrino Matarazzo had hoped so much that the six-day training camp in Spain would help.
Only one game later is clear, through the 2: 3 (1: 1) against Eintracht Frankfurt the fears of the fans have become larger and the residue on non-absorbances has grown. “The whistles are to be 1000 percent to understand,” said Matarazzo on Saturday for the response of the followers.
Although the VFB for the first time since the recruitment in the summer of 2020 six games on a threesome waited and only one of the 18 possible points could bring, the 44-year-old is not a discussion.
threatened VfB director Sven Mislinat made a day after defeat unequivocally realized that despite the precarious location to the coach, “now shows itself if we only want a continuity or whether we live it too. The coach is with the most important part in this Club. He has enabled us our way and we will not talk about it to escape trust. ” That should not change even if at the end of the descent is not to be avoided, so mislint.
Matarazzo seems increasingly helpless
The confidence, the Matarazzo and he had radiated before the kick-off, was quickly fleeded on Saturday. Also, the improved body language and the fire in the eyes of the players wich after a corner series of Eintracht, which culminated in early 1-0 by Evan Ndicka, quickly the uncertainty. “We have to figure out what that was.” Matarazzo seems increasingly at a loss.
It was not helpful that the displeasure of the fans increased in the course of the game. Only when the team with hanging heads, but team closed, stabbed the whistles off. The VfB professionals of will was not attributable to the will.
Twice they fought back after setbacks and finished first five games without goal, after all, their lull. Nevertheless, it was not enough for the desired liberation strike. “Nevertheless, no way ducks,” emphasized Mislinat.
VFB Stuttgart does not have time
And there is courier. Silas Katompa Mvumpa was back for the first time since March 20, 2021 in the starting formation. After cured cruciate ligament tear and continued corona infection, the congolosis is approaching again. “He will only come in shape when he plays. Only then can he make more sprints and win one-counter-one-duest,” Matarazzo said, which also changed the Tiago Tomás lent recently from threatened VfBing Lisbon. The Portuguese is another hopefound, but probably needed some time with his 19 years.
And that’s exactly the problem. There is no time in the relegation battle. To initiate the turnaround, only count points. But even the upcoming tasks have it. First, the VfB is demanded at the European Cup candidate Bayer Leverkusen, then it continues at home against VfL Bochum.
In the winter break 2019/20, the spirit of Marbella was still the pioneer for later ascension. In the present, other ways must be found to avert the fourth descent of the club history.