Football: No turnaround by new coach Grammozis at Kaiserslautern | EUROtoday

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The 1. FC Kaiserslautern stays in a damaging spiral within the 2nd Bundesliga. The 1:2 (1:0) on Saturday in opposition to Hertha BSC was the fifth defeat in a row. The league debut of the brand new coach Dimitrios Grammozis was additionally unsuccessful as a result of the FCK is accompanied by a variety of unhealthy luck with accidents.

Even earlier than the sport, Grammozi’s high scorer Ragnar Ache needed to be not noted of the squad. «Ragnar felt his calf damage from the cup sport in the course of the closing coaching session on Friday. If it had been a closing at the moment, it might need been doable. But we didn’t need to take any dangers,” defined the coach. After approaching instead final week, Ache performed an important function in advancing within the DFB Cup in opposition to 1. FC Nürnberg.

The self-confidence that this gave the Palatinate staff in opposition to the Berlin staff was additionally noticeable within the first half. The FCK was the higher staff in opposition to the Bundesliga relegated staff and took the undeserved lead on the break because of a aim from Almamy Touré within the sixteenth minute.

“We got off to a good start in the first half. We tried, Hertha to attack early,” stated Grammozis. «We at all times had good entry to the opponent and did not enable any possibilities to attain. The 1-0 lead was deserved,” he stated. But the unhealthy luck with accidents continued in the course of the half-time break. Touré and captain Jean Zimmer additionally had to get replaced. “Zimmer felt something in the back of his thigh after a lunge, while Touré’s calf tightened a bit,” reported Grammozis.

The newly shaped protection hadn’t actually discovered its ft but, and the rating was already 1-1. Hertha’s Florian Niederlechner equalized with an overhead kick after 48 minutes. The decisive scene for Grammozis’ sport happened for ten minutes. Afeez Aremu, who got here on instead on the break, fouled Pascal Klemens in Berlin’s midfield and was proven a purple card. It was the fourth expulsion for FCK this season.

“Of course you can say that that was the sticking point. After the red card we knew it would be difficult. The boys “defended it well,” emphasised Grammozis. In truth, the FCK had been capable of maintain the sport balanced for lengthy stretches after they had been outnumbered, however eight minutes earlier than the top a ball slipped via. Marc Oliver Kempf scored from shut vary after a nook to make the ultimate rating 1-2.

“We are disappointed today. But I also saw a lot of things that I liked,” was the brand new coach’s conclusion. The Palatinate staff will now be fifteenth within the desk for the final preliminary spherical sport at league penultimate Eintracht Braunschweig. journey to the basement duel.

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