One thing you have to give sports director Günther Gorenzel (49): he was quick. All the newcomers were already there when training started in June.
But how is the trio doing? After six match days there is a first interim report in BILD.
This is how the new lions do themselves
➡️ Marcel Bear (29): The bear is not yet tapping with the lions. For coach Michael Köllner, the veteran from Braunschweig (140 third division games, 30 second division appearances) is a key player. With his winning goal in the 1-0 win against Würzburg at the start, he celebrated a dream debut. After that, Bär weakened at the side of Sascha Mölders (36), ended up on the bench after the 3-0 bankruptcy in Kaiserslautern – as a victim of the system change. Against his ex-club Braunschweig he was allowed to run again – behind Mölders and did his thing properly. But like the whole team, he too suffers from poor results. Bear advantage: He was significantly involved in the promotion to the second division in Braunschweig in 2019/20 with eight goals and seven assists. Grade: 3+
➡️ Midfielder Yannick Deichmann (27): Brought in as an attacking midfielder, he was retrained directly by Köllner. As a right-back, he replaces Marius Willsch (30 / pubic bone), making it solid. But like Bär, Deichmann still has room for improvement and will probably only be able to show his skills properly when Köllner no longer needs him on the defensive. Note 3-
➡️ Kevin Goden (22): He was brought in as a back-up and so far has not been able to prevail. Köllner turned the right-back into a professional at 1. FC Nürnberg, and Goden rose together with Bär in Braunschweig. But injuries threw the youngster back again and again, he still lacks a lot of match practice. A starting eleven (because Deichmann was missing yellow-red) is on the books, he came in against Braunschweig in stoppage time, a minute later the lions cased the 1-1. His trademark: speed. He sprints the 100 meters in under 11 seconds. There is still too little of that to be seen. Grade: 4-