1. FC Köln was focused earlier than the worldwide break. In an interview with Kicker, Steffen Baumgart talks about the season up to now, whereas additionally considering exterior the field and discovering loads of criticism.
Support: Steffen Baumgart additionally spoke about Ondrej Duda’s criticism.
What might be higher? “Absolutely nothing,” says Baumgart, trying again on the season up to now. “It’s going precisely the means we would like it to. If anybody needs to return and inform us what we are able to do higher, they will be joyful to take my job.”
Baumgart is proud of the efficiency, even when “these joyful phases” have not arrived but. “If we get this, it is going to be even higher. But after I noticed how the guys have been doing, even when it was ten factors, I used to be glad.”
In explicit, FC has been burdened by participation in the Conference League this season in comparison with final season. The 50-year-old man needs a bit of from the previous days and speaks from the coronary heart of many followers. The Champions Cup, the UEFA Cup and the Cup Winners’ Cup have been nice competitions.
“Today you might be third in the Champions League group and also you go to the Europa League, and whoever finishes third goes to the Conference League. You are kicked out of 1 competitors and crimson carpeted for the subsequent. I believe it is a bit tough.”
I can’t enable anybody to encroach on my household.
It is more tough for the Cologne coach to judge his group from the exterior. “There is often no criticism right here. People assault right here rather a lot,” Baumgart says, citing Ondrej Duda and Sebastian Andersson as examples. “I see what somebody needs and would not need. I’m the first to criticize. But I’m the just one who permits me to criticize them.” But he “is not going to enable anybody to assault my household. These are my sons, and I’ll say what I say.”
You can discover out why Baumgart “cannot coach this season”, why he is by no means seen a Nations League sport and why Freiburg or Union cannot be position fashions for Cologne. Great interview in the present Kicker Thursday version or on eMagazine on Wednesday evenings.