It could all look very different. If Xamax won in the last two weeks in Lucerne and against YB, not somehow, 1:0, but even a draw would have played and if GC against Thun, not just 1:1 would have been played – then it would be for GC only three points behind Xamax.
But the Grasshoppers are nine points behind the barrage of space and only have six games to catch up. Today, they meet in new castle at Xamax. Their coach Uli Forte said in the language of the athlete: "best we go now to the Threesome."
the profit of three points feels Like, they have forgotten the Grasshoppers almost. Since the 25. November and 15 rounds you have to wait for a victory. On the day, as the Zurich's voters said Yes to the new stadium, against FC St. Gallen, after they were five points ahead of Xamax and four behind Fourth – behind the FCZ. Who has forgotten it: The coach was called Thorsten Fink, and spoke to the time from Reaching the Europa League.
The tables of places of GC, and Xamax in this season.
Six points GC has, since, taken and eight goals scored in Figures: 8! Forte has used this week to work in Training solutions in the financial statements. The are also urgently needed, because Xamax under Stéphane Henchoz in defence to a "giant bulwark" (Forte).
It may be for GC only a victory. And otherwise, just in case of a defeat, it's over with hope. "You can almost say so," says Forte.
The coach: Forte against Henchoz
Uli Forte was 14 months without work, after the FCZ had been dismissed. To this day he does not understand this decision. He is fighting with the Club still in court for money. In the long time he was in Leipzig and Malaga. He brought the kids to school, turned round, his Sweat, held via the Internet and picked up the children from school. So were his days, until GC pending at the beginning of April.
As he stood before two weeks before his first assignment as a Trainer at GC, he was elated. Since he was the Forte, believed in the success of his extremely sensitive Mission.
this Friday, the bad weather is back, it is the day before the game for Xamax. Forte is no longer the same musicians, on the contrary. Too many setbacks he has experienced since he's back at the old workplace. This has a lot to do with the work of Stéphane Henchoz.
At the 2. February is Henchoz at Xamax still assistant coach, as it loses the Start of the new year at YB 0:2. Three days later, President Christian Binggeli asks him if he would be willing to Michel Decastel as chief to replace. Henchoz comes from the Training, a half-hour later, he says: "Yes."
19 points he has collected with his Team in 11 rounds. That is remarkable.
Up to his promotion he has left as a coach, yet no traces. A guest at a COP of 1. League 2009/10 – more is not there. The Club can not meet its claims. But at Xamax has brought the 44-Year-old ready to stabilize an unsettled team, and to communicate this to her, what had made him honored as a player: resilience. No suit, but workout clothes fit, what he's wearing on the sidelines:.
19 points he has collected with his Team in 11 rounds. That is remarkable, and the balance sheet looks even more impressive when a presidential decision is to be taken into account. Christian Binggeli thought it would be appropriate to explain in the March, to refrain from the summer to the services of Henchoz and put on Joël Magnin, the U-21 Coach of YB,. The decision came out of the blue.
Henchoz’ work has become easier. "I have to find the right words, otherwise the player might think: Tell, and do what you want, you're there a long time," he says, "but, fortunately, you with pull all." On Easter Monday, after the victory against the Young Boys, wanted to Binggeli congratulate. But he got shown the cold shoulder. This one picture is enough to show what you feel to Henchoz for him.
Infogram The coach history of GC, and Xamax in the last decade.
In the case of GC, there is a that extends beyond all other. This is Heinz Lindner, the goalkeeper from Austria. Of course you can say he has it good, he has a lot to do and is fired up so hot. But above all, he is also the player who not only pretends to care about the Welfare of the club, but also with heart and soul does.
There are other players that need to play a key role, but it does not do. All the for Caiuby and Yoric Ravet – fetched as expensive as the bearer of hope in the Winter, have so far failed. Ravet is managed by a single goal, Caiuby none at all.
The gates shooting hope
Xamax against Raphael Nuzzolo. He is involved in 27 of 38 goals – 13 he shot, 14 he prepared. He says: "We are dependent on others, whether we can reach at least the Barrage. This is our happiness." And: "If we stay up, that is almost the biggest success in my career. There were so many setbacks, and in the Winter said it all: Xamax is sure to descend. But no, we have played up to now, we can be proud of." In July Nuzzolo is already 36, but his contract he would extend at Xamax.
He is the bearer of hope is in the Offensive, Defensive, Igor Djuric assumes the role of the conductor. The 30-Year-old suffered last July, a cruciate ligament tear in Training, were on 9. March of this year, the Comeback and falls with his boldness. "It became for every opponent is difficult to overcome," says the Ticino. Proof: In the last four games Xamax allowed only one goal.
Djuric feels after his long injury "as a new player," and felt his ambitions is to hang out on Saturday, the GC further: "In December, everyone said: Xamax back for sure in the Challenge League. It is an incentive for us to show that we are good enough to stay in the Super League."
If Xamax loses, are the six points is still a comfortable margin. But Henchoz remember that the pad is now thinner. "It's the next opportunity closer to our goal," he says. After the 1:0 against YB he makes in the environment, already approaches a euphoria – he does not consider it appropriate to do so. "There are people who think: Who destroys YB, for the GC can be a Problem. I see the not so. GC can be very dangerous for us, because it knows how its position would be after a defeat with us."
Nuzzolo looked at the last Match of GC against Thun in full length and came to the 1:1 at the end: "the GC would have had deserved the victory for sure." Now he awaits an opponent whose coach, he knows from common times in the case of YB. And he reported: "Uli Forte can push the player. He will have made throughout the week, clearly, what it is against us."
In Zurich, says this Forte: "The Only thing that will help now every Single, good performances and victories." He speaks to the uncertainty, the lies about the club: what's next? The same twelve players will have an expiring contract, there is a great danger that they have to deal with the Morning, instead of the present, with the future instead of those of GC.
The coach is no exception, his contract until 2021 he signed under the condition that he is striving for in the Challenge League for the immediate re-emergence. For this President, Stephan Rietiker is working in the Background, he also wants to be able to, in the case of a descent, with a Budget of 18 to 19 million francs of work.
GC and Xamax – two tradition clubs fight relegation . GC/Xamax
Created: 26.04.2019, 23:18 PM