Interview with Jonathan Tah: “It’s Really Crazy”

With 5 factors from seven video games, Bayer 04 is on the backside of the desk and within the midst of a sporting disaster. In an interview with Kicker, head of protection Jonathan Tah talks about grief-stricken coach Gerardo Seoane and his possibilities on the World Cup regardless of not being chosen for the upcoming Nations League video games.

“You at all times have to start out with your self”: Jonathan Tah.
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kicker: Mr. Tah, how do you charge the present state of affairs at Bayer 04?

Jonathan Tah (26): We are going by way of a troublesome time.

Bayer has 5 factors after seven video games. Where do you see the beginning factors to topple the goat?

You can see we have not had any unhealthy video games these days, however we’re not ending promising conditions in the mean time. We stumbled on the finish as a result of we have been solely 1-0 up after which conceded a regular aim – which occurs too usually.

How do you make sense of those recurring destructive experiences?

It’s actually loopy now. When I have a look at the primary half towards Bremen, I believe we received 3-0. In the top it was 1:1 once more. Of course, there are completely different beginning factors, however on the finish of the day we’re all one workforce. Together with the coaches and the entire membership, we now have to see what everybody can do higher.

What does it do the workforce in the event you hold making an attempt and failing extra for your self than in your opponent?

And then sitting within the dressing room: now what occurred? What precisely was that? What did we not do properly? What might we do higher? It’s a unique feeling than we now have now when you understand you’ve got performed a foul sport, given an excessive amount of to your opponent and misplaced due to it. But it ought to give us constructive vitality and hope for the subsequent video games. We should take constructive outcomes from the video games and go from there. We simply should play higher, end our possibilities and on the similar time not concede simple objectives.

They ought to ask themselves first.

Jonathan Tach on Leverkusen’s main participant

After the 1-1 draw towards Bremen, when requested concerning the supervisor, the membership for the primary time mentioned in no unsure phrases that Gerardo Seoane would proceed and left the again door open. How did you’re feeling concerning the coach on this new state of affairs for him?

He takes nice duty, places himself in entrance of the workforce, continues to be very vital of us gamers, in addition to himself. The workforce can also be behind the coach – we now have a number of mutual belief and a standard language. It’s essential to do it collectively proper now. This is how we do it collectively.

On Tuesday, the membership informed the supervisor he was in a “robust place”.

All I can say is that that is what the workforce desires and can do something to get it.

It is alleged that the coach takes duty. How does this present?

It’s been like that eternally. Even final season, once we had some robust occasions, he checked out what we might do and what he might do higher. Also in communication with us. I believe it is good as a result of because the boss he makes the selections. He leads by instance, begins with himself and solely then appears at others – that is what each participant ought to do. And, in fact, the leaders within the workforce that I take into account myself to be. Before they get caught up within the success of others, they should ask themselves questions first. This is the one approach. Always begin with your self and look within the mirror.

Given the dire state of affairs at Leverkusen, is the worldwide break an excellent time to take a breather?

Maybe that is high-quality with us now. We nonetheless have some gamers that we are able to practice very well with, make investments some huge cash, present loads.

For you personally. The nationwide workforce is assembly for the final time earlier than the World Cup in November. They are presently absent from the matches towards Hungary and England. How do you charge this?

Of course, it is a disgrace and a disgrace to not be there. It’s at all times been that approach and I do not suppose it’ll ever change. But in fact I’ll proceed. Especially now. The interval we’re going by way of with Bayer 04 will definitely be decreased. You use a number of vitality. I’ll proceed to do that and attempt to current myself for the World Cup. I need to be there. Such a closing is a superb match. That will proceed to be my aim, although I’m not right here.

Is there nonetheless an actual likelihood to leap on the World Cup practice?

So I used to be informed that this door will not be closed.

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