Extra motivation from the Olympics: Reis lets go of his lion!

He’s there and is really looking forward to Tokyo. His coach, on the other hand, sees it with somewhat more mixed feelings …

Extra motivation through the Olympics. Reis lets go of his lion!

Bochum’s newcomer Eduard Löwen (24 / Hertha) has made it into Stefan Kuntz’s (58) squad (BILD reported) and is part of the German selection at the Olympic Games in Japan (July 23 to August 8). A great story for him.

VfL head coach Thomas Reis (47) also knows: “His nomination only underlines the good players we brought in.”

All the more annoying, however, that Löwen missed most of the preparation because of the Olympics at the newly promoted Bundesliga. The midfielder will be gone from Monday and – if successful – will not return until mid-August.

VfL newcomer Eduard Löwen (left) is one of 19 Olympic drivers that U21 coach Stefan Kuntz has nominated from a list of fifty candidatesPhoto: TEAM2sportphoto

Reis realistic: “At least we have to plan the first round of the DFB Cup without him.” He even goes a step further: “With Patrick Osterhage, Robert Tesche and Anthony Losilla, Eduard has strong competition in his position Tokyo will initially lose its place in the starting XI. “

At the same time, Reis hopes for additional motivation through the Olympics and a lot of working time for his protégé: “That would also help us. However, if Eduard only played a little, it wouldn’t be so good for his fitness. Because the training units between the individual games can of course not be so intense in a tournament. “

Every coin has two sides. Even the golden …


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