VfL Wolfsburg: Mark van Bommel leather against his own stars

Now the Wolfsburg-based Mark van Bommel (44) get to know another side.

After his successful test premiere against Aue (2: 1), it was a clear 0: 3 bankruptcy against Hansa Rostock on Saturday – his first as a VfL coach. Especially the appearance of his stars in the second half made the Dutchman really angry.

After Ridge Munsy (31st minute) was 0-1 after the break, van Bommel swapped completely in the second half, bringing in Maxence Lacroix (21), Yannick Gerhardt (27) and Maximilian Philipp (27), among others. Her disappointing performance then pissed the head coach.

“The second half lacked the effort and the level,” said the ex-national player annoyed. “The young boys gave full throttle. You can’t blame them. But the seasoned boys who played the Bundesliga, you have to expect more. “

Van Bommel leather against its own stars

The result could have been significantly higher. Especially double goal scorer Streli Mamba (27) couldn’t get the wolves under control. In addition, Julian Riedel, Luca Schulz and Hanno Behrens gave the best chances to score.

“I didn’t think the first half was bad. The mission was still there, ”says van Bommel. “I was annoyed in the second half.”

The former Bayern star will also clearly communicate this anger to his professionals: “You have to discuss it openly and honestly and not fool around.”

With all the frustration, a double comeback almost faded into the background. After a long injury break, goalkeeper Koen Casteels (29) and Renato Steffen (29) were allowed to run for half time.

Incidentally, the bandage change continues. In the first half, Maximilian Arnold (27) led the wolves onto the field as captain. The Olympic participant is considered to be the hottest contender for office. In the second half, Gerhardt was allowed to wear the armband. Most recently, van Bommel left it open who should be his captain in the future.

Wolfsburg (1st half): Casteels – Lang, Beifus, Brooks Roussillon – Walther, Arnold – Steffen, Stefaniak, Pohlmann – Ginczek

Wolfsburg (2nd half): Klinger – Otavio, Lacroix, MacNulty, Sanchez – Gerhardt, Rexhbecaj – Meier, Philipp, Victor – Busch.


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