1: 2 against Union Berlin, that was the next blow in the neck for 1. FC Köln in the relegation battle!
In Markus Gisdol’s team (51), no progress can be seen in the haphazard offensive or in the reliably failed defensive. The performance against Union (here the individual criticism of 1. FC Köln) has destroyed the tender hopes for improvement – after only one bankruptcy in four games.
Horst Heldt is still behind Markus Gisdol
How does Horst Heldt (50) react to the fifth loss of the season in the eighth game and the fall to 17th place? Cologne’s sporting director takes responsibility for the team and announces personnel consequences!
Spoke Monday morning Heldt at the Geißbockheim above…
… the bankruptcy against Union: “I am disappointed and certainly not the only one who slept badly. If you take the impressions with you, it is difficult to get to bed, they cannot be pushed away. Of course, I’m annoyed about the defeat – because it repeats that we suffer defeats that are unnecessary. We were hoping to get a threesome at home. We didn’t manage to do that, but not because the opponent was so much better, but because we didn’t act consistently on the pitch and give the opponent the goals. The penalty kick was the end of a completely unnecessary chain of mistakes. “
… consequences: “We just have to act more consistently and look for people who are willing to act more consistently. That will be the task for this week. The blatant individual mistakes that we produce don’t always come from the same players; that would then be easier to deal with. That is why we now have to filter even more intensively who is able to deal with the pressure in the difficult situation and perform consistently and not produce any major errors. “
… glimmer of hope: “That we could have won yesterday too. But I have to be careful what I say. I don’t want to sell anything here that can’t be sold. We have to be realistic. If you only have three points, it’s bloody difficult. In the details there are certainly things that add to hope. I don’t want to sound disrespectful, but there is no point in conveying this to the outside world. In the end we have a result that again failed. We have to keep working calmly and objectively. Any statements make no sense at the moment. We have three points, it’s sobering and frustrating. “
… the backing for coach Gisdol: “It remains. We have to solve the problems, the coach is just as responsible as the players. But this year I have not yet heard a single speech in which one pointed out the possibility of gross, negligent mistakes. Therefore, everyone has a duty. What is of no use at all is breaking the situation down to individual – everyone is challenged and has to live up to their responsibilities. Not just since yesterday. In the end, only the players can judge it. We have to accompany them and observe them intensively, give them the tools of the trade. The coaching team is still doing that. The players have to implement it – we have to filter who is able to. “
… continuity in the coaching position: “It is important to do what we are convinced of. We are still convinced and will hold on to it. “
… the destructive way of playing: “The perception is understandable. We have to try to minimize mistakes, which leads us to act more cautiously. We know that this is not a long-term recipe for success. We have to get into the mode of acting ourselves. But we can’t manage this balancing act yet. “
… missing scoring chances from the game: “I can remember two situations. We have to play off certain situations better. We’re not playing well, we have to improve that on the offensive. We have opportunities, but we don’t finish them properly. The last consequence is missing. “
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…seriousness of the situation: “The situation has not gotten any better with the Union game. It’s very difficult, no question about it. With a draw we would have had a discussion, but we would have been on top of the line. We must continue to work in peace. We mustn’t lie in our pockets, we don’t do that either. That would be the biggest mistake we could make. It’s just not good that we lose a game again and again that we shouldn’t have lost. “
… the atmosphere in the club: “The people are dissatisfied. You can tell, although they are not allowed into the stadium. I can understand that too. The fans are worried about their club. We perceive that they are angry and disappointed. We have to face that. It is our responsibility to make sure we get results again. But that only works if you continue factually and realistically. “