The record champions have surely imagined it very differently!
In the summer, the club got goalkeeper jewel Christian Früchtl (20) on loan from Bayern Munich. But the Lower Bavarian (nickname Mini-Neuer) lost the fight for the box against Christian Mathenia (28) in preparation as a challenger and is still out of action.
Bank place instead of regular place for Früchtl! From the Bavarian perspective, the loan business naturally makes little sense.
FCN sports director Dieter Hecking (56) to BILD: “That may be. But we have to look at ourselves first. Christian Früchtl has played a major role in ensuring that Christian Mathenia is in very good shape again. It is certainly not an easy situation for him at the moment because the goalkeeper position is rarely changed. “
Nevertheless, the club boss believes that Früchtl does not harm the experience in Nuremberg. Hecking: “If he ever has to replace Mathenia, I have no concerns about him. I keep watching him in training and see that he has taken the next step with us. “
With Bayern you will hardly see it that way …