"good luck!" a Journalist Ludovic Magnin farewell wishes, "success I need", the coach of the FCZ.
It is Wednesday noon, the day before the game against Basel, in which the second Finalist in the Cup is identified. On paper, this is a great encounter, because it is two Clubs that maintain since the ' 60s, a deep rivalry. Four times they faced each other alone in a Cup final, every Time the FCZ won, last 2014.
On the lawn, today it is a goodbye, before the Weights are out of Balance. The roles are clearly distributed. "If we are now not a geek, I know nothing more," says Magnin.
at the beginning of December, much was different. Because of the FCZ was in the championship in front of the FCB, but only thanks to a better Torverhältnisses, but still. Then he drove in the St. Jakob-Park and lost 0:2. And, at the latest, since then, nothing is as it once was and as it should be. He has won two out of four of the ten Games and is now ranked # 8, in the middle of "in a relegation battle," says his coach.
The FCZ is one of two big disappointments in the Super League, the other is the GC and also from the city, the tourist, once as "World Class. Swiss Made" and sold. In footballing terms, Zurich is now a wasteland. GC, contrary to totter so the descent, that it can no longer save without a miraculous turnaround. And if it's stupid, and lands of the FCZ in the Barrage. And maybe through this detour in the Challenge League. A double down would only be something Positive: the Zurich Derby would at least be saved.
"We're not dead yet"
What distinguishes the FCZ GC: He still has all the chances to save the season. He can win the Cup and still in the Fourth, Lugano is located only three points. This is crazy, but in a playful modest League possible, in tuna, in spite of a series of nine Games without a win and with 5:22 points third. "In the reporting of," says Magnin is not missing me, "that we are not dead yet."
He is not combative, something else remains of him left. He recalled that the good games were only a couple of months, against Leverkusen (3:2), in Luzern (5:2). "The first half of the season," he says, and a special formulation that "the first half of the season was quite succeeds fairly very well." And he also says: "it is Important that you see some light in the Tunnel. If you put only the head in the Sand and all black look, then you'll end up in the hospital with many medications."
"solutions do not fall from the sky down"Ludovic Magnin, FCZ Trainer
Magnins voice is struck, he suffers from hay fever. Lose he does it anyway. A half an hour talking and he's talking about. What it speaks: He is not looking for excuses, the fit of his art. What speaks against him: He has done it in the last few weeks to solve the Problem, which expresses the whole club down. "Solutions do not fall from the sky," he says.
relegation battle instead of the Europa League places
A place in the Europa League should come for the two Zurich Clubs this season. GC promised offensive soccer and the FCZ. And the FCZ blusters at the same time, from the installation of many young, self-trained. The reality is not both just one, but outdated. GC has decomposed and the FCZ? He plays beautifully, and the promotion of the home-made boy is stuck. Except in the case of Kevin Rüegg and Toni Domgjoni is to recognize it.
Uli Forte could make the development of the FCZ his thoughts, since he was sent away in February of 2018 at the time the team was in 3rd place and still in the Cup semi-final. It was not spectacular, but solid. Now Forte but has no time to deal with his old employer. He is busy for a good two weeks in order to keep the GC in any way in the League.
The pledges of allegiance to the chiefs
GC shoots the least goals in the League, six only in the twelve matches of the second round; and the FCZ success are also not much more only ten in the new year. "The last thirty meters" has made Magnin for his team as a problem zone. Unfortunately, it is the decisive thirty meters. 36 goals are promised very little for a team whose President is a spectacle and that's why Forte has released.
"The world will not fall with us, if it doesn't work out," Ancillo said Canepa recently in the NZZ and the "it" meant the qualification for the Europa League. "We stand by coach, we make with him," said Thomas Bickel, the "Sunday newspaper". Thus, the President and the sports don't have to head of their forecasts and loyalty oaths, and will do the team good to win on the next Sunday once again. Then Sion comes in the Letzigrund. Because one thing has absolute priority: the League is. To win the Cup, but to descend – it's called Magnin "horror scenario". The FCZ experienced the prior three years, with Forte as a Trainer.
is now always this season for the FCZ, he needs to take a break, so he gets what he is missing so much: a axis. "We need to question everything, to tear each other apart without us," says Bickel. In any case, the FCZ needs leader figures, as they are in Switzerland rar.
The head of sports, demands of the players passion. Magnin a, you have the heart in the right place. So much of it. And in comparison to Xamax of the FCZ has a drawback: unlike the new Burger he has always dreamed big, and his staff is better seen than it is.
Still a question to Magnin before the match against Basel: Is the glass half full or half empty? "The glass is more than half empty."
Created: 25.04.2019, 12:51 PM