Nico Schlotterbeck explains change from SC Freiburg to BVB

Nico Schlotterbeck moves from SC Freiburg to Borussia Dortmund in summer. Now the defender has spoken about his upcoming transfer for the first time.

Nico Schlotterbeck (22) will play at BVB from the coming season, as the Ruhrpott Club officially announced during the week. On Saturday, the international now spoke about this change for the first time.

Schlotterbeck said to sky: “I have the feeling that Borussia Dortmund is the next right step. I feel like the club and you have explained a vision that I feel like. So there was no other club.”

In addition, Schlotterbeck was relieved that with the announcement of the change there is also calm: “I am very happy that the whole talk about me is around.”

According to media reports, FC Bayern had also started an attempt shortly before the transfer to BVB was completed to guide the defender to the Isar. The master is said to have even offered more money, but ultimately Schlotterbeck stuck to his original decision for the Borussia.

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Schlotterbeck has played for SC Freiburg since the U17 and had meanwhile been loaned to Union Berlin for one year (2020/21) before returning to Freiburg for the current season. Now he is moving to Dortmund for rumored 20 million euros.

Bavaria without Müller in Mainz – Nagelsmann speaks two starting eleven

Last Saturday against Dortmund (3-1) he became new German record champion with his eleventh national title, this weekend Thomas Müller has to play the game of FC Bayern at 1. FSV Mainz 05 (Saturday, 3:30 p.m., live! follow at home.

The national player, who had missed the entire training week because of a cold, will not fly. Müller is only missing for the second time this season after the Coronavirus slowed him down at the end of February. So far, the 32-year-old stood in 30 out of 31 Bundesliga games in the starting eleven (seven goals, 20 assists, German record emergency average 3.05).

Instead of Müller, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting will begin, Nagelsmann, like Marcel Sabitzer, “usually” said a starting eleven. Nevertheless, Robert Lewandowski should also appear. Jamal Musiala, who last in Bielefeld (3-0) and against BVB and had got the last goal, will probably sit on the bench again.

upamecano decision on Friday evening

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Nagelsmann still left open whether this also applies to Dayot Upamecano. The French central defender had missed the training week for private reasons and could get a free weekend. The decision is made on Friday evening. Some speaks for Tanguy Nianzou as a fellow man of Lucas Hernandez in central defense.

Gladbach: Does the FC Barcelona divide the BVB at Ramy Bensbaini in between?

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Looking for an alternative for the right defensive wing Borussia Dortmund should have steered his attention to Borussia Mönchengladbach. Ramy Bensbaini, according to matching media reports, plays a role in the considerations of the BVB. But supposedly threatens extremely prominent competition.

The FC Barcelona should also have thrown an eye on Bensebaini. That wants to know the Spanish portal “Don Balon”.

That the Algerian is advised by the Agency HCM HCM Sport Management, Barca is therefore to play in addition to the cards.

With Frenkie de Jong and Martin Braithwaite, two actors at the FC Barcelona are already under contract, which are also advised by the company – a circumstance that could negotiate the report “very easier”.

Whether the Catalans become really active, is still unclear. The concentration of the club applies at least not exclusively Bensebaini. Borna Sosa from VFB Stuttgart is also traded in the Spanish metropolis.

BVB and Barca would have to pay 20 million euros

A farewell from Gladbach at least seems possible in the case of Bensbaini. HCM Sports director Roland Virkus recently confirmed in the “kicker”: “We have many interesting players. With one there is the desire that he wants to go.” However, the name of this professionals did not named Virkus.

Bensebaini, whose farewell to Gladbach should be failed last summer, has been represented for a good week of HCM HCM Sport Management – a circumstance that can certainly be seen as a finger tie that he strives for a wallpaper change.

According to the services of the Algerian National Player, however, “Picture” is due at least 20 million euros. In view of a contract that expires in the summer of 2023, no small sum, neither for BVB nor for Barca.

BVB vs. RB Leipzig | Transfer term in Russia: DFL with statement

Despite the demolition of the transfer of the Bundesliga game between Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig in the Russian television station “Match TV”, the German Football League will continue the contract with the media company.

“The DFL is currently continuing to achieve people in Russia with peace messages from the stadiums,” said the DFL on “dpa” request. At the same time, one observes “of course exactly whether and to what extent this possibility is still given”.

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The Russian station had broken off the transfer of the top part last Saturday before the end of the first half. The reason for this was in the stadium to see pro-Ukrainian and messages directed against the Russian criminal war.

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“At the past matchdays, peace blends from the stadiums of the Bundesliga and 2nd league were present through live and time-shifted transfers for the Russian population. At the same time, we have noted that it – to the transfer of transmission of anti-war embassies – to the Part also given massive restrictions, “said the DFL with it. This was discussed to Match TV “in the commanded clarity”.

Already in early March, the DFL decided to donate the revenue from the contract with “Match TV” for humanitarian aid in Ukraine.

Overall, the umbrella organization of the German professional football wants to provide a million euros to donations. In the event that no license payments would take more from Russia, the DFL wants to completely bear the donation.

BVB-U-19 is West German Master

Three points had the Dortmund U 19 still needed – and drove them with a 3-0 victory in the top game against VfL offspring on Saturday afternoon.
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BVB | Confusion about Manuel Akanji: Conversations not over?

Bad news for the BVB? According to “picture” information, the farewell of defender Manuel Akanji is only a question of a few months. Another attempt by the Dortmund, the Swiss still to hold, should be failed. In the home of the center-back you contradict this presentation.

Already in a first round of negotiation Akanji and the BVB had not been able to agree on an extension of the 2023 expiring contract. The “picture” now reports that the Dortmund has increased its offer again – but that without success.

According to the report, the defender also refused the second, improved offer of black-yellow. In the summer, the paths of Borussia and the 26-year-old will most likely separate the ways of the Borussia and the 26-year-old after four and a half years, because a release-free departure in 2023 can and does not want to afford the BVB.

Whether it is really, information of the Swiss “look” is still not sure. There is talk of ongoing talks between club and player. From the consultant team, the newspaper was assured that there is no decision yet.

It is clear: A transfer this summer would fill the cash registers of black-yellow. “Image” speculates from a transfer of around 30 million euros. With Manchester United a club should already have signaled interest that has the necessary change.

Does the BVB bring his desired candidate?

With revenue, BVB wants to finance the successor Akanji. Top candidate should continue to be Nico Schlotterbeck from the SC Freiburg. However, with some well-known clubs, it is on the list, his next employer can choose more or less freely. How well the chances of Dortmund can only be speculated.


Completely unprepared, BVB does not say goodbye to Akanji. For months, the Swiss will be associated with a change. It is considered an open secret that he would like to continue his career in the Premier League.

In the winter of 2018, the central defender switched for a transfer of just over 20 million euros from FC Basel to Dortmunder Borussia. For the BVB, he has since been in 112 Bundesliga and 24 European Cup games on the court.

BVB | Confusion about Akanji: Conversations not over?

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Bad news for the BVB? According to “picture” information, the farewell of defender Manuel Akanji is only a question of a few months. Another attempt by the Dortmund, the Swiss still to hold, should be failed. In the home of the center-back you contradict this presentation.

Already in a first round of negotiation Akanji and the BVB had not been able to agree on an extension of the 2023 expiring contract. The “picture” now reports that the Dortmund has increased its offer again – but that without success.

According to the report, the defender also refused the second, improved offer of black-yellow. In the summer, the paths of Borussia and the 26-year-old will most likely separate the ways of the Borussia and the 26-year-old after four and a half years, because a release-free departure in 2023 can and does not want to afford the BVB.

Whether it is really, information of the Swiss “look” is still not sure. There is talk of ongoing talks between club and player. From the consultant team, the newspaper was assured that there is no decision yet.

It is clear: A transfer this summer would fill the cash registers of black-yellow. “Image” speculates from a transfer of around 30 million euros. With Manchester United a club should already have signaled interest that has the necessary change.

Does the BVB bring his desired candidate?

With revenue, BVB wants to finance the successor Akanji. Top candidate should continue to be Nico Schlotterbeck from the SC Freiburg. However, with some well-known clubs, it is on the list, his next employer can choose more or less freely. How well the chances of Dortmund can only be speculated.

Completely unprepared, BVB does not say goodbye to Akanji. For months, the Swiss will be associated with a change. It is considered an open secret that he would like to continue his career in the Premier League.

In the winter of 2018, the central defender switched for a transfer of just over 20 million euros from FC Basel to Dortmunder Borussia. For the BVB, he has since been in 112 Bundesliga and 24 European Cup games on the court.

BVB, news and rumors: Manuel Akanji probably also rejects second offer for the contract extension

Manuel Akanji will probably leave BVB in the coming summer. Julian Brandt is nominated as a substitute for the diseased Serge Gnabry for the DFB international matches against Israel and the Netherlands. All news and rumors around the BVB can be found here.

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BVB, rumor: Akanji rejects improved contract offer

Borussia Dortmund will probably have to make changes in the defensive for the coming season. As the _ picture_-newspaper reports, central defender Manuel Akanji has rejected a second offer for the contract extension in the Dortmundern. An outlet of the Swiss moves closer.

The 26-year-old is therefore intended to have no interest in a future at BVB and would prefer to change to the Premier League instead. Manchester United applies there as a possible candidate for a transfer. The Red Devils should attract Akanji with a significantly better salary to Old Trafford.

The Swiss had already rejected the first offer of BVB bososes at the end of February. “Manuel is an absolute leaders who made all the games for us when he was fit. He is a very important factor in the defensive and has developed very well. We have very great confidence in his skills, so we will be Of course, try to extend his contract, “License Player Manager Sebastian Kehl had shown confident at that time.

The Treaty of the Swiss in the black and yellow is still dated until 2023. The release requirement is 25 to 30 million euros in the room.

Manuel Akanji: Performance data 21/22

Competition Games Goals Assists Played minutes
Bundesliga 19 1.657
Champions League 5 450
DFB Cup 3 173
DFL Supercup 1 90
Europa League 1 55
Total 29 2.425

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Dortmund, News: Brandt from Flick Nominated

BVB midfielder Julian Brandt has been nominated by national coach Hansi Flick for the upcoming international matches against Israel and the Netherlands.

The 25-year-old moves to Bayern offensive players Serge Gnabry in the squad, which had to leave the team quoter “as a precaution” due to light symptoms of a flu infectious on Wednesday.

Brandt is the only Dortmund in Flicks bid. He should come to the team in the course of Wednesday, at the second training in the morning at the stadium of Eintracht Frankfurt he still lacked.

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“The football must be grateful that there is Guardiola”

Mr. Yildirim, they were in Fürth sports director, before to five stations trainers. What perspective do you see football today?

**** I feel it as blessing to know both views. At the moment I use the opportunity to choose the content.

coach: Which is it?

Yildirim: I think technically-tactical and look like a player’s profile that I have set up for a position: which situations arise in the game and how they are solved individually or as a team. But I also look at the coach: How does he react to what situation? How does he have? What does his public relations work out?

coach: Which points contains the profile of a player you have created?

Yildirim: It is designed so that I, if I would work for a club, can pull out all the elements that would be important to this club, his team and their way of playing. This structure of the position profiles is extremely important for scouting, analysis of own players and cadring composition.

coach: Which principles are it for a right defender?

yildirim: The defensive battle behavior. Poss of passport. Body language. Rest on the ball. Quality with flanks and in the end. Templates for goals and degrees of the teammates. Speed. Intensive runs and much more. From this comprehensive catalog, I can immediately filter the individually necessary profile.

coach: How do you enter a profile when creating a profile? Are you looking for the ideal, so the best right-back?

Yildirim: Let’s take a club with a triple chain. I’m looking for a man who can play the outer car al1. One next point: Does this team often have the ball? Does this player often have to complete long runs or short sprints? Is he often integrated into the construction or rare? Does he have to trail in the free space for page displacements? Did I find a candidate, I put a cross comparison: who is practicing the triple chain in this way? Then I look at the team’s possessions of the teams, on the coaches and their tactical approaches and experiments 1: 1 to filter out the best player from this style of play and look at his values. Then I have the cross comparisons for the man I want to commit and face them. The more information, the more sound the decision.

coach: Does the trainer or sports director have to prevail with transfers? Or is it just about compromise?

Yildirim: A compromise is a good shade, but no good roof. The club and the sports director must make the specifications and take into account the ideas of the trainer. Ideally, you have the coach that fits your philosophy with its personality, specialist and social skills.

coach: This model is laid down in the long term. But time is rare in football.

Yildirim: The planning can be left in extreme situations such as the relegation battle. But continuity wishes all. This requires the fundamental attitude: what should the club and the style of the team make up? How should his inner life and the exterior look like? If this combination is stable, high expertise underlines, the chance for continuity is greater.

coach: but not guaranteed.

Yildirim: No, because everything depends on the results. And for that, I have to work as well as well as possible in the case of a season at the cadre composition, over the years. For every analysis, I have to ask the right questions.

The changes in Fürth are too late.

Ramazan yildirim

coach: Let’s take your former club SPVGG Greuther Fürth: Did the person responsible for planning for the Bundesliga errors or acted in the financial possibilities?

Yildirim: Fürth is not to endanger its equity. This good value was always and will be passed on. Nevertheless, the club wants to stay in the Bundesliga. It is not in my nature to give me a fight. My feeling is that the way the ascent succeeded should be continued. Thus, the game association did not go well. The current changes take place too late.

coach: Do you mean the style of play or the staff?

Yildirim: both. With a functioning team and the right strategy, the league is possible. But if you put the game philosophy in the foreground, it will be difficult in the Bundesliga how Fürth had to learn painfully. An climber must first stabilize the defensive in the Bundesliga. Small clubs certainly get hard reinforcements, but then strategy and tactics must be adapted in the square as Frank Kramer practices in Bielefeld. There is more attention to the defensive and the unconditional defense, as it did the Fürther for a long time in the sense. So the Arminia has a realistic chance of the league, which Unfortunately missed forth. The difference between the two clubs is in the approach.

Ramazan Yildirim and Frank Kramer, at that time after-wave trainer at the DFB. imago / zinc

coach: How can a sports director influence?

Yildirim: I would discuss with the coach, with what approach we would have on the basis of our possibilities and values ​​the greatest opportunity – without organizing something crazy. Decisive but is the appropriate preparation for the season, but without guarantee for results and successes.

coach: Due to the various financial conditions in the clubs, the sporting differences remain tremendous, here forth, there the Bavaria.

Yildirim: Yes. The top teams dominate on the place everything, the attractive ball possession soccer like the defend or the switching game. Less strong teams can only focus on one thing.

coach: Why do big teams reveal again and again gaps in the defensive?

YILDIRIM: These problems exist, but a Pep Guardiola then sets its remedy, the possession of the possession, to prevent opposing counterattacks in the germ. Counterpressing is another keyword that says that teams in possession already position themselves so that they retrieve the ball immediately with loss. There is already in possession of the possession of the own defensive, like just by Guardiola.

Messi guarantees ball safety and thus the counter protection

coach: Can Paris prepare with individualists like Kylian Mbappé, Lionel Messi and Neymar?

YILDIRIM: The bigger the stars, the easier the preparation of countercarding, because Messi guaranteed ball security. Around him I can – as it is today – build a screen and narrow the rooms. For less ball-safe players, the composite must react more flexibly in countercarding and counterfeiting. These are two different phenomena: the counterfeiting refers to the immediate defense of a counter; With the counter-fuse, an eleven in possession of possession prepares the defensive. Classically, it takes place with standards where the sixteen and onward players are posted so that there are no dangerous pieces. But even in the flowing game can and must be a player who loves the risk and dribbling are shielded. The larger the rooms, the harder you are to control. We have to describe such facts, instead of evaluating too much as we do it in football.

coach: Does the detailed analysis come too short?

Yildirim: Yes. And we are too fast at “good” or “bad”, when feeling. When describing we need much more detailed knowledge, so we get deeper into the content.

coach: What does the description of the 1-0 leadership of Bayern against Mönchengladbach look at the start of the second half?

Yildirim: I ask myself why Robert Lewandowski had so much room. Were the distances in the triple bread too big to hedge each other? How could Nico Elvedi have better positioned? Why was the passport open? What happened immediately before the action? Then we are in the description and analysis that make the coaches with the team. This requires the pointed language that we do not use in normal use when it comes to football.

coach: concrete?

Yildirim: When I made the football teacher, I experienced a particular language that most who came from the course took over. Certain situations are described with the same terms and words, so that language lacks accuracy. CONSTRUCTION LOCATION and counterfeiting are often used synonymously, though there is a big difference.

coach: “Remaining defense” is another new term. What do you mean with that? The players behind the ball? The last row?

Yildirim: An exciting question. It describes more than the players behind the ball. It can also be the players around Messi. It can describe the work of a whole team or the behavior in certain rooms. Such keywords explain something, but only supposedly. You have to be accurate so that the player knows what to do. On how does it matter: who has when to do what? The coaching education could take much deeper to the language. If you can describe something and explain, this is a sign that you have understood something and it dominates. Only the result is development. We need in German football professionals, good coaches. Rhetoric starch in public occurrence is one; The real football language but proves that a trainer is in the topic.

Therefore, all who play here, learn the German language, as it is required in elementary school.

coach: Is there anyway on linguistic nuances in the Babylonian LanguageWarr in today’s cabin?

YILDIRIM: Therefore, all who play here, the German language learn how it is required in elementary school. Players also accept the language of the coach, the way he talks about football. If coaches gather their guys after their circle in the middle circle, this is a clever and legitimate way to influence the statements of the players from the cameras and talk a common language. They then say what they have heard of the coach.

coach: When the Dortmund had won in Frankfurt after a 0: 2 residue 3: 2, they praised their sake of victory, although nothing had been felt for a long time. Does psychologization begin with views of the upcoming game?

Yildirim: In such a phase it may be the feeling that one has shown mentality. This term includes many facets, courage, cleverness, will, withdrawal. In the football language is not always precisely discussed, but this accuracy needs to make the developed ideas find their expression. The language represents how a specialist dealt with a topic. About the language he conveys his thoughts on his players.

coach: Is a placeable unity language in such a heterogeneous structure, as is a football team, not more practicable?

Yildirim: In communication with a team, the coach or sports director of course needs a language that everyone understands. But I think about the training of the coaches in this complex. At the course for football teachers, the DFB player opening, in Spain Construcción, so construction or architecture, in Turkey is simply spoken from the first section. With these findings, I was able to develop my own, comprehensive structure of a game analysis.

coach: In this country is also talk about the “last third”.

Yildirim: Yes. In the course it was pointed out on the outscaling of chances of chances, the Spaniards call it “Finalización”, so degrees.

coach: Joachim Löw liked to talk about “game release”.

Yildirim: The Spaniard calls it “Creación”. I understand with meaningful game, creative exploitation of possibilities. With us in the course it was called “transitional game”, abbreviated “üs”. For me, that also means that this is not so important, the main thing, the midfield is bridged. The Spaniards value with a word much more attention to this one zone, and so they play.

Who copies, never reaches its own philosophy.

coach: “Create opportunities” Louis van Gaal introduced in Germany.

Yildirim: in his past at Ajax Amsterdam and FC Barcelona and his thinking about football no wonder. Based on the linguistic differences, I see a different style of play. We Germans sometimes miss that we create something from our great values ​​that fits us and will not be a copy of another nation or gait. If you are copying, you must constantly customize innovations and supposed improvements and never gets your own philosophy.

coach: Are we now with the German virtues?

Yildirim: Yes, and I do not think so bad. On the basis of their base, I can develop a game idea in the junior power centers, which stands for the German nation, without neglecting the necessary individuality and flexibility. I would not have to change them completely every few years, as it is to be seen, but only adapting the topicality. And for every position I need special personality characteristics.

coach: Which for which?

Yildirim: The outer players are the team players who work for the team; The central rather the dominant personalities, which should give and lead stability. A striker may be more selfish than an outer chest.

coach: They were 2014 assistant coach at Fenerbahce Istanbul. Turkish football looks more like Spain or Germany?

Yildirim: The German organization and discipline are estimated, it will try to implement it. Overall, the Turks have a great affinity for England. The top trainer and top players make the Premier League so interesting. It did Germany supergut that Guardiola has worked here.

Guardiola is the only one innovative with its contents directly on the square, as with the more inwardly positioned outside defenders. Guardiola is extremely creative and profitable for football.

coach: He has the professional reflection and discussion promoted over matter football.

Yildirim: Yes. Previously Jürgen Klopp had dominated with aggressive pressing and fast switching the style. Guardiola has implemented with possession and a few mistakes a different type of game. Football must be grateful that there is Guardiola. He is the only one innovative with its contents directly on the square, as with the more inwardly positioned outside defenders. Guardiola is extremely creative and profitable for football.

coach: games are also gained with his head. Overlooking Dortmund, there is the debate about mentality. Is because after the Super Squad of the second great advantage of Bayern?

Yildirim: In Dortmund we need leaders with much more life experience and sense of achievement. The Munich have another self-image and a different maturity with Manuel Neuer, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller. This trio makes all the difference when it is not running.

coach: Infected mentality basically in a club? Or can you implement it?

Yildirim: If such an attitude is already lived in a club for years, is it easier to accept. But one may well ask posture and promote. At Bayern it has grown over the decades, today it is said: Bayern always wins. The Munich have this conviction, they radiate outward from, and competition believes it.

coach: BVB coach Marco Rose wants to convey reinforces this attitude. Will it work?

Yildirim: I do not think there is demand with words and it will work after five weeks or five months. This attitude must have been in the youth field and grow on the coach. Since the target values ​​have to be lived out. Bayern set an example here, the Freiburger go their way.

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coach: What distinguishes this model Freiburg?

Yildirim: continuity, stability. Humility. Diligence. Team spirit and commitment to the last second. Entertainment is now among the game principles. A sports director may have to look for when players search.

This distinct attitude, speaks of the Rose, is not given in Dortmund.

coach: Was there BVB omissions?

Yildirim: No, Dortmund have tried. The difficulty here is to carry this attitude together to the outside. Thomas Delaney had this character, but he could not prevail at some point more playful. This distinct attitude, speaks of the rose is not given in Dortmund. There dominated the youthful, fresh, dynamic element that comes from time Klopp.

“Hoeness never ducked”

coach: The constants in Dortmund and Munich the persons in the guide are. What influence they have on this issue?

Yildirim: Uli Hoeness has shaped Bayern as well as Hans-Joachim Watzke Dortmund. This clarity of the past 30 years under Hoeness will no longer exist in Munich that. The self-image of the Munich changes therein lies the opportunity of the Bundesliga. See the Qatari topic. Earlier Bayern always showed a clear edge. Hoeness never ducked. He embodied a stability which must of course only develop his successor.

coach: After Hoeness and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge say goodbye to Michael Zorc and Rudi Voeller. Are the successors to carry on the great legacy?

Yildirim: Sebastian Kehl in Dortmund, Simon Rolfes in Leverkusen, Marcel Schäfer in Wolfsburg or Arne Friedrich at Hertha are already in office. And the DFB now offers sports directors at an education…

coach: … it will help?

Yildirim: The theoretical knowledge about over Statutes can acquire that. But practical experience in daily life of a club is priceless, as the example shows Uli Hoeness. But I had my apprenticeship at Fürth president Helmut Hack think the DFB approach to education and training well. When course for Fußballlehrer such as sports directors, the experience must be included in practice. This exchange privately brings tremendous knowledge. Seeking these talks, they help me.

Fürth’s former President Helmut Hack and Ramazan Yildirim. imago / zinc

coach: Is the sports director more partner or inspector of the trainer?

yildirim: necessarily partner. And at eye level. Therefore, a sports director needs the content of the competence for the athletic detail discussion. If he was coach, he can think like a coach.

coach: You came to Fürth in January 2016, on November 21, 2016, coach Stefan Ruthenbeck was dismissed, the Game Association Stand in 13th. Why was this release necessary?

Yildirim: We did not believe it anymore to achieve more. We had to tackle the team differently. With Janos Radoki we played an incredibly successful second half. And Ruthenbeck today makes a great job at the U 19 of the 1st FC Cologne.

coach: Himself went in November 2017. The game association was 17, penultimate in the second league. What was wrong?

Yildirim: President Helmut Hack and I agreed that separation was the best solution so that everything could grow together better, because he also planned his farewell as a club chef. It should be a complete new start.

coach: Did you hear the limits of the feasible for a sports director?

Yildirim: I do not think in limits, but in possibilities that there is in each club. In this optimization mode, I already move my whole life, in all areas. There are no boundaries for me.

What the case immobile in Dortmund shows

coach: Does the saying make the coach always be the weakest limb in the chain?

yildirim: no. The coach has in contrast to the sports director direct and greatest influence on the team. He has to create the necessary atmosphere internally and, for example, to target foreign players. Let’s take Ciro Immobile in Dortmund. He was a top gate before and then, because he was used to another address, preparation or diet, another intensity in the game. Since I have to clearly facilitate the integration. If he is not used to 45 minutes of intense workout, I must first take him after 30 minutes.

coach: But it’s about team sports: Where does this single treatment begin? Where does she hear?

Yildirim: You have to customize it. At first always man comes. It is fatal if so much money is spent for players and they are not led accordingly. The players have to feel comfortable, but may not sit back.

coach: The player has a personal responsibility.

Yildirim: But of course. The football demands the maximum performance and may not be a well-being oasis. It’s about results and development. However, if African players come into a completely new world, they need accompaniment, structures. The clubs must be prepared for that.

Ramazan Yildirim as a coach of VfB Lübeck (December 2011 to December 2012). imago sports photo service

coach: The practice looks different. Is your football approach to idealistic? Too theoretically?

Yildirim: No, it’s always about the transfer into practice.

coach: Do the decision makers approach so detailed-theoretically to the football topics?

Yildirim: Most do not have the time.

coach: Where is your future?

Yildirim: I always wanted to learn. Who wants to work, always finds work. Hack in Fürth told me, I had to become sports director. This perspective change was an absolute profit. I had just made the football teacher and said I was coach. The time without employment I used every day to follow me.

At first I resisted, there it got worse. Then I took it with humor. Gradually it became less, but it did not stop. When I became father, I did not notice it anymore.

coach: Is it even more difficult for migrants today?

yildirim: no. At first I resisted, it got worse. Then I took it with humor. Gradually it became less, but it did not stop. When I became father, I did not notice it anymore. I went first as a player in the second and third league in the place to show that I was not afraid. And if stones flew against our team bus, I rose to talk to the fans. Today I am structured and highly resilient because I have an inner serenity.

coach: Do you want to prove yourself as a migrant all the more?

yildirim: It was the self-motivation to search for solutions; And a matter of course to afford more than others if you live with six children in a three-room apartment. I have already taken responsibility for my family with 16 years and earned money. Diling is a great virtue for me. All the high school we were five students with a migration background. Our children are better integrated today than we, the second generation. Deferred dislike was always to feel. Unfortunately, everyday racism is available everywhere in the world. Nevertheless, I thought it was great how to work here as a professional and living football.

coach: Would a World Cup qualification for Turkey be a sensation for the Playoff opponents Portugal and Italy?

Yildirim: Turkey is outsider, but a sensation would not be your qualification. It takes, however, until the desired restore is implemented.

coach: Does the Turkish national coach Stefan Kuntz have to expect his dismissal?

Yildirim: This question is difficult to answer without the daily internal contact. There should be something with Kuntz in Turkish football.

coach: Why was this unfortunate development between Mesut Özil and German football?

Yildirim: Maybe there is scarring from the past. I think it’s all a pity.

There are still possibilities for Özil.

coach: Does he fulfill the expectations at Fenerbahce?

Yildirim: There are still possibilities for his potential. For FenerbahCe claims, it is currently at all too little, even with Özil. Expectant to him is enormous.

coach: The German football should proceed differently at the integration of Turkish talents?

Yildirim: Yes. You have to deal very intensively with the respective young person, the family environment must know and everything scan very sensitively. There must be no pressure and no political decision. Nationalstolz may not play a role. The player has to decide after his feeling without having personal infants from the land he does not give the supplement. Nuri Sahin played for Turkey, Özil for Germany and became world champion. However, the DFB will not be satisfied if it forms talents for other national teams in the young talent centers.