VfL Bochum: Fans are wondering: How does Bochum catch the Zoller knockout?


Day 1 after the Zoller shock. The torn cruciate ligament of the best VfL striker, Simon Zoller (30, involved in all four goals of the season) raises many questions.

How does Bochum cope with the Zoller knockout?

Is a debacle threatening Bayern Munich today?



VfL coach Reis hopes that his team will fight for the injured Zoller in MunichPhoto: picture alliance / augenklick / Ralf Ibing / firo Spor

Now, of all times, the ailing VfL has to go to the record champions. Coach Thomas Reis (47) is hoping for a kind of “Eriksen effect” with his team: “The Danes are at the EM after the bad incident with Christian Eriksen (cardiac arrest during a game, the Red.) as a team moved closer together. We also have to draw energy from Zolli’s bad injury. ”But only works if everyone works defensively and capital defensive blunders like against Hertha (1: 3) are avoided.

Who will replace Zoller in the upcoming games?

Definitely the former Bavarian Milos Pantovic (25) in Munich today. He is Bochum’s most defensive right winger. Takuma Asano (26) could be an alternative again after recovering in the home game against Stuttgart. It is also conceivable that Christopher Antwi-Adjei (27) will switch from the left to the right wing as a right footer.

Is VfL still getting an unemployed attacker?

Manager Sebastian Schindzielorz (42) does not categorically rule this out, but will not lapse into actionism: “We shouldn’t complain, we have a large squad. For example, Asano can also play in the center of the storm. And there are also alternatives for the outer positions. “

When is Zoller returning?


On Instagram, Zoller is combative after the injury

On Instagram, Zoller is combative after the injuryPhoto: instagram / simonzoller9

The operation on the anterior cruciate ligament of the left knee will be carried out by Dr. Peter Schäferhoff (66) in the Media Park Clinic in Cologne. If the healing process is optimal, Zoller may be able to train with the team again at the end of March 2022.

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