That has never been the case for Wolfsburg’s Maximilian Arnold (27).
After his poor performance at 0: 3 in Mainz, coach Florian Kohfeldt (39) sent his midfield boss (BILD rating 5) straight to the shower. Nobody had dared to do that for a long time before him. An absolute novelty!
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Finally, Kohfeldt’s pre-pre-pre-pre-predecessor Andries Jonker (59 / SC Telstar) left Arnold on March 18, 2017 against Darmstadt (1-0) voluntarily for the second half. That was over 56 months ago.
Arnold suddenly half the boss
“He once had a used day,” explains Kohfeldt and emphasizes: “That rarely happens to him. But this will have no consequences for the future. Max has a very high regard for me. The substitution does not change his status. “
Still bitter for Arnold. To make matters worse, he also represented Koen Casteels (29) as captain against Mainz. This increases the already high expectations of the national player.
And how did Arnold react to the unfamiliar situation? He didn’t hide after the game and instead showed greatness by answering journalists’ questions. Even after his unusually early substitution.
“My performance wasn’t good,” explains the national player, noticeably pissed off.
The midfield professional was frustrated. After four minutes, the question-and-answer games became too much for him.
When asked whether he was worried about the last defensive defense (ten goals conceded in four games) or the harmless offensive (3 goals in 4 games) and what would give him hope for the upcoming Lille game, he turned away and left the media round wordlessly.