In the tenth consecutive year of district league soccer after relegation, the longing for a return to the district league remains unchanged at DJK weingarts. From jens zweck, with whom maigisch was relegated, to ex-professional norbert hofmann, who has the longest tenure in the club’s recent history, to arne schmidt, who quit after last season, every club leader failed to achieve the broad goal.
In the summer, DJK hired a new player-coach duo in the form of bastian lunz and oliver seybold. Although they had no experience in this position, their combined experience includes 163 games in the regional league for schweinfurt and eltersdorf. With 13 points from the first five games, everything seemed to be going according to plan, but weingarts has only managed one three-pointer from the past nine matches and is much closer to the relegation zone of the ER/PEG district league 2 than to places 1 and 2.
Besides the arrival of lunz, who lives in bubenreuth, and seybold from kleingesee (gobweinstein district) it was almost lost that maigisch loved to pull his most successful striker (andreas stenglein, 18 goals, to SV pretzfeld) and his third best scorer (noah drummer, 9, SV buckenhofen). Lunz also blames the lack of attitude of some players for the crisis. The father of two does not believe the feeling that the 34-year-old and his two-year-younger colleague’s coaching chair is wobbling. What is the mood like after the defeat in wolfsberg, a few kilometers from oliver seybold’s home?? Bastian lunz: we are all not satisfied with the situation and the number of points we have scored. We absolutely have to score points in the two remaining games to avoid slipping even further behind, and we have to reorganize during the winter break – also in terms of personnel. Tracks you and oliver still the full ruckendeckung of the club? Some spectators are critical of themselves. This is normal and justified. But the people in charge know what the problem is and are able to assess it well. In any case, I have not heard that there is a need for talk. What is the reason for the downward trend?? We have had some bad games, but mostly it is due to gross individual errors. We hardly get such gifts. And if there is, we don’t use it. In addition, there are injuries, illnesses and vacations, which almost all teams have to contend with, but i have rarely seen it so extreme.
I myself was out for a long time with a wound in the ankle, the bone is still swollen. Michael antes is missing the entire season with a torn cruciate ligament, and goalkeeper lukas drummer has also been injured for a long time since the last win against ermreuth. Some second-tier fubball players rise above themselves when the team’s star leaves. Is it perhaps the other way round at DJK: is one or the other – consciously or unconsciously – giving less because two players with high class experience have joined us?? Of course I can not see into the players. But it would be the completely wrong approach. Normally, everyone has to step on the gas even more, because oli and I theoretically take away a regular spot. Unfortunately, the squad has so far but by itself. This could rather have led to a lower willingness to perform. This must change after the winter at the latest. As a trainer, you need the pressure of competition. Have the four wins and the draw at the start dazzled a bit? The opponents who were defeated at the time are now ranked 11, 14, 15 and 16. The victory in schnaittach was close, against henfenfeld we even had to lose. It was clear to us that we are not an overmatched team that simply marches through the ranks. We knew that we had a relatively easy opening program, and we didn’t take it lightly after that. You and seybold had no experience in the coaching business. Have they made mistakes or are they partly overstrained? Overwhelmed is the wrong word. Rather surprised. On the one hand, the high quality of most of the opponents. Almost every team has players who could play a few leagues higher. On the other hand, from the attitude of some stakeholders. I have never in my career canceled a training session or even a game because of a private appointment. I have a different attitude. Oli and I have already talked our heads off in this regard. After the winter, no already in the remaining two games and actually from the beginning I expect more from my guys.