Bundesliga captains: Several clubs are still searching

The captains of most football league clubs are already determined for the new season. Associations such as FC Schalke 04 and Werder Bremen are still looking for it.

Extended arm of the trainer, voice tube of the team, professional with role model function: The captains, who are determined by the trainer at almost all clubs, continue to have a special importance in the football Bundesliga.

German record champion Bavaria Munich clearly, when critical statements by Manuel Neuer’s adviser Thomas Kroth were attributed to the Bavarian captain.” I have my own opinion. I know where to put this. We’ve been totally in touch with the bosses. It’s behind locked doors, and it’s not for the public. When I have something to say, I say it to the bosses and not about a newspaper,”Newcomer made it clear that he does not have to put anyone off.

His trainer Niko Kovac likes a firm hierarchy within his team, so he quickly made it clear shortly after his tenure a year ago, that DFB-Captain Neuer also remains under him a leader in the Bavarian game. The captain is the trainer’s extended arm. But with the Bavarians we have many captains, albeit without ties,”said the coach of the Doublewinner with a view to his further support like Robert Lewandowski, Niklas Sulle or Thomas Muller.

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That as a captain you are also subject to a maturing process, Borussia Dortmund’s leader Marco Reus said in an interview with “DAZN” and “Spox”: “One grows more and more into the role over time and knows in which situations one has to say something and in which one does not. You can’t do that with 22 or 23 years, but at the age of 26 or 27. He is well aware that he has a new strong man at his side in the return of Mats Hummel.

One who knows best is Oldie Oliver Fink of Fortuna Dusseldorf. You can’t ask for a better captain. He is the most important player in the field and in the cabin,”says Fortuna-Coach Friedhelm Funkel respectfully about the 37-year-old. Fink is pleased with so much recognition, but does not want to overestimate the office: “This is an honor for me and something special. Of course, it is a very open approach, but this is also how I imagine the relationship.”

Werder Bremen is looking for Kruse successor

Jonas Hector has plenty of experience with 29 years. Whether the national player after the rise of the 1st. FC Cologne remains the captain of the goats, but still stands in the stars.” We have a team with a relatively flat hierarchy anyway. There is no leader. Of course, I’ll take that job if it’s up to the coach or the team. I was able to learn as a captain,”Hector said, reluctantly awaiting the decision of the new coach Achim Beierlorzer. A year ago, Hector was elected by his colleagues. This basic democracy is only practiced this season at SC Freiburg.

At Werder Bremen and Schalke 04, on the other hand, the coaches determine the leader. At Werder, trainer Florian Kohfeldt is looking for a suitable successor for the immigrant Max Kruse. The experienced Niklas Moisander, Davy Classes and own-grown Maximilian Eggestein are in the raffle. After changing from Torwart Ralf Ferryman to Norwich City, Schalke also needs a new leader. The new coach David Wagner supposedly favours Benjamin Stambouli, but also Daniel Caligiuri and U21 national goalkeeper Alexander Noodle are still in the race.