It is pitch dark when SCB striker Simon Moser leaves the stadium with the bag over his shoulder. A handful of fans are waiting in a corner. But not to insult Moser and Co. after the 1: 3 in Davos. “We believe in you,” they call encouragingly to the players. These seem to be stuck in an endless loop.
The SCB has played three games. And all lost. The start of the season has already failed in the last two years. In 2020, the first eleven games resulted in eight bankruptcies, in 2019 seven. Both times the downward slide resulted in a coach dismissal. Now with Johan Lundskog (37) there is a man on the gang who has never coached a professional team.
“Of course this is a new experience for him,” says Captain Moser. “But he and his staff motivate and support us extremely. They do their job. Now we have to finish it off and give something back to them. The best players on paper must also be the best players. We are not at the moment. “
Why? “I don’t know,” admits the 32-year-old honestly. “Everyone has to decide for themselves whether they are satisfied with their performance or not. We have a good work ethic in the trainings. But in the game everyone needs more effort. “
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«Very, very hard and bad»
Moser speaks of a “very, very hard and bad week in terms of results”. But: “There are really good approaches. We still make mistakes that are rightly punished and cost us victories. It is a race for improvement. We need points, but we must not despair now and let the negative reach us. I’ll make sure of that. “
Moser wants to address this in the dressing room and just pick up the young players. He says: “Such situations make you stronger. If you experience it at the beginning of your career, it will help you later. But you have to be willing to accept the situation, acknowledge mistakes, and work even harder. We are changing. You can now see that we no longer have the same quality. Therefore it is now about the fight. “
The SCB will have the opportunity to make corrections on Tuesday in Geneva. Moser: “Now we will see who can cope with such circumstances, is still motivated and keeps his head up.”