Now trainer Uwe Rösler (52) is also required as a psychologist!
The bankruptcy in Heidenheim (2: 3) has left its mark. The meager yield from the last seven games: only one win.
The chest gets smaller, the heads droop, the pressure increases! Seven points now separate Düsseldorf from the relegation place, even nine from a direct promotion place.
Uwe Rösler (52) uses his bag of tricks to ensure that his team successfully starts the miracle catch-up race against Nuremberg (1.30 p.m. / Sky) on Sunday. Goal: clear your mind!
The coach released his boys on Tuesday and told BILD the recovery tips to his team.
Rösler: “The homework is mental regeneration. There is no better tip than to be in the fresh air when the weather is so nice, or to go for a walk along the Rhine. Switch off cell phones! And to focus on beautiful things with your wife or girlfriend and the children. “
Rösler continues: “Just try to switch off and don’t think about football and the table – and don’t watch any games. The boys now have to get away from football and recharge their batteries. That’s important for the last eleven games. That’s how I would do it. I hope the players think that way too. “
The coach sets a good example: “I had a football-free day on Monday. I need that too and it was good for me. You also have to manage yourself. “
Football is also a matter of the head!
Rösler knows that and that’s exactly why he remains calm. The coach emphasizes: “I’ve been around for a while. Football is my life. I’ve seen a lot. The whole experience helps me to keep a certain calm. “
So that Fortuna mentally strengthened and can attack again with full batteries!
Appelkamp is also missing against Nuremberg
Bad news from Shinta Appelkamp (20)! The Japanese is also missing on Sunday against Nuremberg (1.30 p.m. / Sky). Trainer Uwe Rösler (52) to BILD: “Shinta will not be in the squad!”
The youngster is still suffering from the consequences of his injury. Against Fürth (3: 3), Appelkamp tore a muscle fiber and was missing four games in a row. Fortuna won none of them.
The midfielder celebrated his comeback against Hannover (3-2) – even with a goal. Then he complained again of complaints and did not go to Heidenheim (2: 3).
Five games without Appelkamp – five times no victory. A bitter failure!
► On Monday Appelkamp stopped by during training and chatted with board member Klaus Allofs (64). When he can get back on board is open.