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Heath home Trainer Frank Schmidt : Because I must, the blood sliding tackle

Mr Schmidt, your wife called, allegedly, part of accelerator. Is that true?

she called me in fact, so – with a wink of course.

How you came up with that?

you think then that I just can't come to rest.

she's right?

I'm not one who can sit for hours with a book on the Sofa. Somewhere you must and I don't want to be always in motion, but as a particle accelerator, I see myself, of course.

On the edge of the field?

In a game with my team, I will not stand with folded arms at the side line and watch with relish. I've always been someone who lives the Whole. Emotionality plays for me a great role.

Christian prank or Jürgen Klopp tick similar. The role models are for you?

I copy anyone. As the 1. FC Heidenheim has found a niche, the same is true for me as a coach. To this day, I've been shadowing that one hour with anyone, because I just had never the time to do so.

do you Miss something?

on the one Hand, Yes, because you do not know so, what happens at other locations. On the other hand, I'm not influenced. I won't get into the danger to make something that I'm not convinced, maybe even 100 percent. I am the way I am. Everything I do has to be a pragmatic and goal-oriented.

Sounds like a healthy conservatism.

identity is to me incredibly important. What is it? This question should be answered in its Interior, and then also life. So far, we, the club and I drove so well.

Frank Wormuth, has trained to be a coach, calling them eager to learn, "but not a nerd". It hits the?

he said That?

Are you a nerd?

no! A geek I am not at all, which is important to me. I think everything has to have meaning. A nerd to me is someone who wants all power and all knowledge – just to show that he can do everything. I prefer to know where you Strengths and weaknesses. And so, you have to develop a strategy, an identity. These values are important to me.

For example?

football tactics and football teaching, training, science, all that is important, but much more important is dealing with people. How to form a unit? How to work every day? How do you manage to get the famous mentality, for we are also, each week on the course? If no answers are found, I do not need to me about football to talk tactics in the first place.

the answers in Heidenheim?

I would say that we have found a niche: Namely to be very much a family club and professional claims. But these Basics you can buy in the supermarket, there's a lot of work and energy in it, you must embody every day.

your contract in Heidenheim, Germany, will run until 2023 – what comes then?

Bavaria besieger. Frank Schmidt turned off the Munich in the DFB-Cup at the 3. April he tries his luck again.Photo: Daniel Karmann/dpa

You can exclude is neither a fate nor a change in, the business of football is fast paced. But I just told values. It is clear, therefore: If I make a commitment I keep it. The Job here gives me still.

Heidenheim, as Sandhausen but also as the village club.

Since I have the blood tackle! We are a medium-sized city with almost 50 000 inhabitants and thanks to the Swabian middle class is one of the economically strongest regions of Europe. I am often approached on the sand Hausen/Heidenheim, Germany. But I think we do something completely different, are diversified, have more viewers resonance away from home. Therefore, we do not compare ourselves with Sandhausen at all. Against the province of talk we can't defend ourselves, but the acceptance – when the big clubs have played once with us, is already given.

Some observers of the 1. FC Union wonder how the club could get in a playful way often average, it is about 47 points. You too?

If you are at 25. Round number three, has his own permission. Union is for defensive stability, effectiveness, and of course they have, in some phases, the necessary game of luck. And what sets you apart, fill you to 100 percent. If a four chain – as in the case of Union – harmonizes, then there is a lot of power and strength.

3. April travel Heidenheim in the DFB Cup quarter-final to FC Bayern. What message will you give to your players? Go out and enjoy the game! Or rather: the main thing is not to 0:5!

I have to disappoint you: not To say Bayern Munich, and I currently nothing, because it is important for us.


I'm talking about a drawer game, because Bayern is me in the drawer. Only so much: If the game is pending, we are pleased to offer mind-boggling. As a player, I was able to beat Bayern with vestenbergsgreuth in the Cup, so there is always a Chance. But again: Currently this is not an issue for us.

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