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I consider myself a prayer to the Serenity

Valentin Stocker , have you thought of since their return to the FC Basel , all joining and quitting?
no, not really. But I will soon be 30 years old, I have 300 to 400 games behind me. Since it is logical that you start to deal with this subject. But I'm not one who makes rash decisions.

The question comes up, because it was the end of 2018, people within the FCB, the believed that they had lost the Fun in the job.
phew ... I was also injured for almost three and a half months. People interpret a lot of in a. I don't even know exactly what I was thinking at the time. We have had a very difficult Phase. Even if I didn't feel that I played as bad as it was perceived from the outside.

But it seems as if their approach to the football over the winter break, something has changed.
Yes, definitely. It is no secret that I've been working on it for a long time with Christian Marcolli in the mental area. The time after my return from Berlin was intense. I knew from the beginning that it would be difficult to meet the expectations of the people. I had the feeling that a few, I included, as a representative stood for the failure of the team. I was not okay. I had to process for me, and I managed to last very well.

How to do this?
That would blow the frame.

But that would be a practical help in life for our readership.
Definitely. But how am I supposed to summarize quickly, quickly something together, which I have worked on for years? It started as an 18-Year-old under Christian Gross. And that will accompany me all my life: the work of the head. In professional sports everything from the head depends, actually.

Could it be that since the winter break, fewer things to doubt, you cannot influence?
Yes, it has to do with that, I focus on the things I can change. For the others, I think that prayer is me the Serenity.

What is it?
you don't Know? Grant me the Serenity to accept what I cannot change, courage to change the things I can change, and the wisdom to distinguish one from the other.

Basel's audience seems to be the form of increase to treat.
I always had a very special relationship to the people in Basel. And I have the feeling that the people give it to me – you treat it yourself. (laughs) I'm really very grateful that I was allowed to be in many moments, the face of success. To me it was clear that my career will never have anything to do with average. It is either very high or very low.

When viewers look for yourself, you see yourself as a footballer, then as a projection screen for the fantasies of the Fans?
Yes, I think so. We are responsible to deliver down here on the grass. We allow a breakout from the private life. You come into the stadium, you don't want to experience emotions that you otherwise might. If nothing comes, you are disappointed. But it's even nicer when it works again.

How is it, if from a paternal friend is suddenly a supervisor? So, like your Ex-team-mate Marco Streller, is today your head of sports?
can it be if your colleague plays in the opposing team. There are situations where you have human-to-human hide. It is clear that he is the boss of my Coach, he takes on the sporty responsibility. The way is much too far, as that I would allow me to take influence.

But its outside perception, this also depends on how well you play.
It is quite simple: If you win, everything is super. And if the results are not votes, you did everything wrong. I could watch games with them in which I was better than in the last few weeks. Just the outside perception was completely different. But I can arrange after so many years in the business.

Still can break friendships in such pressure situations.
I'm a Fan of, that problems are discussed openly. I have also told my Trainer and my players. If you don't talk, or if you're just talking around the Bush, there are communication problems. And this is the Basis of the failure.

stress lately, that you were a friend of openness. You need to actually only if this openness we have been lacking in the workplace?
no, you do not need to understand the. But I can honestly say that there are things that I, in the Public can not speak. I can discuss in my circle. Between human, things that concern the people nothing.

So, there were communication problems that led to the FCB crisis after the summer break?
To certain things, it is easy for me difficult to say something meaningful. There are many things that work together, so, it is also a matter of good luck or bad luck. I would like to. What has been achieved, the FCB in the last few years, is simply indescribable. There is then a time of change, it takes time until everything works, and is logical. And I can also understand that it is then some people's Fun, to verbally criticize. Finally, one can write that I'm playing poorly and, although he had to praise me always.

YB in the last two seasons really so much better than before – or the FCB is so much worse than in the past?
What you want to hear now? (laughs)

the answer to that?
Sure YB is a-, the twice failed us, as it would not have to necessarily happen. It has worked out for you last season has given the club another boost. And we were not to join them in the Moment ready. Maybe we didn't have enough bite. It is up to us to close the gap.

YB has that self-understanding, formerly of Basel. Where lost it in the FCB?
No idea.

How to get it back?
With quality and emotions. This is a work that develops over months or years. Sometimes something does not fit together, sometimes not. But this is not as I said my task. I don't have to coach us – and I don't need to put our squad together. I can only see that I'm physically as fit as possible.

Where is the FCB under coach Marcel Koller?
The Team is in a self-discovery phase. The Trainer can only take on the Moment of impact. As Marcel Koller came to the squad. Now we are in a Phase in which basic decisions like. In which direction you want to go? So I feel the. Not even necessarily just on the first team, but on the entire club.

In the autumn it came to the debate with the coach, after previously the player had become the President to make representations. That conversation brought about the turnaround? Since then, Basel is unbeaten.
It was also a good story, so the media had joy when they were able to report about it. At last, you can pick time on the FCB. Yes, this is legitimate. You had to swallow from us in the last few years very much. (laughs) Still, I can not honestly say that such a conversation creates alone a huge Turnaround.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 02.04.2019, 22:03 PM

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