0:2, 0:1, 0:3- the VfB Stuttgart is trying for peace after its historical misstart. Three obligatory games, three defeats, no goal and now also a country break.
“This will be a cruel long time,” said Sports Director Michael Reschke after the 0:3 (0:1) of his mute and helpless VfB Stuttgart against Bavaria Munich. That in the break also the 125-year club building on the 9th. September falls, only makes it worse. At the last table of the Bundesliga, no one is in the mood to celebrate.
“That was extremely violent and hurt us all,” Reschke said about the defeat against the record champion –the third after the Cup-Off in Rostock (0:2) and the League-Start in Mainz (0:1) without a hit of its own. It’s never happened before. Mario Gomez and Co. did not even fire a shot at the Munich people. “They were superior to us in all respects,” Reschke admitted in a heartbeat.
Panic was not felt either with him or with Coach Tayfun Korkut or the players. The Bavarians, stressed Reschke, “are a different collar range”, duels with them were “Joker games”. Korkut therefore wanted to “exclude” the meeting and urged prudence. We still have plenty of time to make our fans happy,”he said. The prevented goalie Gomez emphasized at “Sky”: “We must not allow ourselves to be talked into anything, that would be the worst.”
Reschke demands a significant increase
SC Freiburg and Fortuna Dusseldorf, the opponents after the country break, that are the teams “with which we compete in the Bundesliga”, said Gomez. Reschke spoke of “extremely challenging and important games”, but stressed: “We are all convinced that we will get out of there again.”
The performance against admittedly strong Bavarians gave little cause for this hope. After a few minutes, Stuttgart played anxiously, the Bavarian victory was never in danger. Reschke monitored, “We have definitely been too deep,” said Reschke, “if you lie back, you have to offer something else.” Korkut, who had just opened up four defensive midfielders in front of the four-chain, rejected criticism of his position, but his team “did not see the ball as aggressively as we intended it to. “Now, Reschke stressed,”we are all required to give gas and put a ship on it.” Doubts about Korkut, who lost a home game for the first time in his VfB period, he did not allow (“His concept was coherent, his speech very clear”), and the fans are still behind their VfB. The Cannstatter curve greeted the losers with applause and the battle cry “We are always there for you!” Also in “cruel” times.