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Petkovic or Hitzfeld – who made more of a national player?

Sometimes, you might get the impression that under Vladimir Petkovic the doors for aspiring national team players wide open. In the case of the trains from the countries playing active there is always Come and Go again. Two newcomers made it to the European championship qualification games against Georgia and Gibraltar, this time in the line-up of Vladimir Petkovic: Cedric Itten from the FC St. Gallen and Michel Aebischer of master YB. The two new faces, profited from the numerous injury-related Cancellations of regular staff.

Petkovic is not Swiss makers such as the police, Max Bodmer (Walo Lüönd), and Moritz Fischer (Emil Steinberger) in the homonymous successful movie by Rolf Lyssy's 1978. But Petkovic makes Swiss footballers of national team. However, not as busy as Ottmar Hitzfeld.

From Widmer to Vargas

26 professionals there are, so far, have given, under the current national coach is your debut. Petkovic's debutant number 1 of the current FCB right-back Silvan Widmer on January 14. October 2014 against San Marino. As previously, the last freshman Ruben Vargas celebrated on November 8. September 2019 against Gibraltar on his debut. So far, Petkovic in 58 games as coach of the Swiss national team at the edge of the field. 26 debutants this means that Petkovic has made almost every second game is a new national player.

Petkovic's predecessor Ottmar Hitzfeld managed to reward between August 2008 and his resignation, according to the 2014 world Cup in Brazil, even 40 players with a debut in the red Tenü. The same five players he picked up in his debut against Cyprus in August 2008 in the status of a national player: Valentin Stocker, Alain Nef, Almen Abdi, Sandro Burki and Eldin Jakupovic. Most of them have managed to play as an integral part to the squad. Some remained but also as a One-Hit-Wonder, or even without the use on the track, could not prevail. Total has offered, the now 70-Year-old in 61 Games during his tenure, 74 players, eight of which he has not used (see Box).

Itten and Aebischer, the numbers 27 and 28?

Cedric Itten and Michel Aebischer did against Georgia and Gibraltar the Chance to be the number 27 and 28 in the Era Petkovic. But you are now the role models for the many young Kicker in the U selections. "Each new aufgebotene player is for my boys to have a Motivation," says U-21 national team coach Mauro Lustrinelli. The Coach of the second division of the Swiss selection with Eray Cömert and Vargas from Ruben currently two players for the national team, officially enrolled in the U-21 selection in the squad. Noah Okafor has changed between the two selections.

The permeability is available, and also the cooperation between the coaches Lustrinelli and Petkovic is functioning well. "We exchange ideas regularly, and also the communication is good," said Lustrinelli. The exchange between the juniors and the A-Team working for the player smoothly. They knew that the competition is large, but competition is good for business. At the end of the players and also the Switzerland benefit.

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Created: 13.11.2019, 16:16 PM

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