Trust plays an important role in the professional life of the striker Anthony Modeste. Early in the season, during the training camp in Donaueschingen, the attacker indicated that something could go with the new coach. Modeste said at the time about Steffen Baumgart: The exchange with him is good. He is just, and he s the right thing. In football, there are rarely types. He says one s face and do not talk behind his back.
The assessment was apparently. Between the two is running, and the preliminary highlight of this particular relationship put the Frenchman in Stuttgart. Submitted, two ball contacts, two goals: It was a spectacular performance of modestest, which should actually be spared and now as a short-time worker shot the FC in the next trophy round.
Modests puss for self-confidence
I m currently enjoying it, Todeste said about his impressive appearance, whose course he sees as a result of a development that brings him above all of a one: It s nice if you have so much confidence. I have a lot invested, the coach Give me confidence, and I try to return it. This works exquisitely, modests depends on almost every game testify and blooms formally: We did it well, especially the second half was good. And we changed well.
Thus, the 33-year-old not only meant the injections during the game, also the starting formation required respect. Only three players who also played against Leverkusen last Sunday stood on the race in Stuttgart on the grass: Salih Özcan, Jonas Hector and Dejan Ljubicic. The rest rotated Baumgart into the team. What was risky appeared based on trust – and also in this case the professionals paid back.
You look in training that give all gas.
Louis Schaub was one of the new ones in the starting eleven. We ve hard to do in the first half, not always had access. But in the second half it ran better, since we worked out the victory, said the Austrian national player. The overall performance surprised Schaub not: You see in training that all gas give. This is a great sign for the coach who knows that the next one is already there when one fails.
On Thursday, it will be trained again in Stuttgart, then at noon is back to Cologne. There begins the hot phase of preparation for the game in Dortmund. Schaub may be sitting back on the bench in the Signal Iduna Park, which does not prevent him from thinking about the team – and to the common success: We need to bring the intensity there over 90 minutes, maybe we can take something.