Performance review of the team players before the World Cup playoff in Wales

David Alaba faced criticism after his worst performance for Real Madrid, how are the others?

The DefensaCentral website describes itself as the voice of “Madridismo”, the voice of Real Madrid supporters. She wrote after Real’s 4-0 home defeat by Barcelona: “Alaba played his worst game of the season”. It was his worst game in real dress. Or as the daily newspaper Marca wrote: “His worst game in white”.

Sports director Peter Schöttel is sure that David Alaba will deal with the situation. “Possibly the teammates will crochet it a bit until tomorrow, but then it will be fine for Thursday.”

And what does the performance show of the other 22 players show? The center recently played against Moldova Martin Hinteregger with Philipp Lienhart. Due to the corona-related failure of the Freiburger, there is now space for Aleksandar Dragovic free. He is a fixed starter at Red Star. However, the Belgrade slipped properly on the international stage against Glasgow Rangers. Stephen Posch conceded a 0-3 defeat at Hertha with Hoffenheim. The Berliners made all three goals from free kicks. Kevin Danso should come to Vienna as Lienhart’s replacement with a sense of achievement after scoring 1-0 for Lens in the win over Clermont. But Danso pulled out because of an ankle injury. The post-nominee of the post-nominee is Maximilian Ullman. The left-back moved to Venice from Rapid in the winter, but has only made two appearances in Serie A so far.

Strong return Lainer

On the right was the injured one late last year Stefan Lainer been replaced by Christopher Trimmel. While the Burgenlander is out, Lainer saved himself 20 minutes of work. Because the game in Bochum was stopped when the score was 2-0 for Mönchengladbach. On the left awaits Andrew Ulmer (on a permanent high with Salzburg) of the things that are happening with Alaba.

There is not much new in the goalie sector. Daniel Bachman (Watford) doesn’t play – and hasn’t for quite some time. The 27-year-old only played 11 out of 33 possible games. Most recently, he stood between the posts at Watford on January 21. Heinz Lindner (Basel) and Patrick Pentz (Austria) play solid to very good.

Baumgartner in Hoch

In midfield had last Christopher Baumgartner a constant top form. But Hoffenheim landed rough in Berlin. Not only Lienhart was missing, but also Florian Grillitsch – also infected with Corona. Xavier Schlager had a great comeback after his cruciate ligament rupture, Wolfsburg drew against Mönchengladbach. They even managed to win against Union Berlin when they made their debut in the starting XI. And then there was a defeat in Freiburg and on Sunday even a home defeat against Leverkusen. Konrad Laimer (Leipzig) can again form a congenial duo with his former colleague from Salzburg. The strong Laimer is currently set and successful with Leipzig coach Domenico Tedesco. Country man has not had a regular place with coach Oliver Glasner for a long time Stefan Ilsanker. However, the man from Frankfurt was so reliable in the team that team boss Franco Foda nominated him.

Marcel Sabitzer still does not get beyond the reserve role at Bayern Munich. Louis Schaub On the other hand, 1. FC Köln, who drew 1-1 at home against Dortmund, were surprisingly in the starting line-up on Sunday.

Alessandro Schöpf was in the starting XI in Bielefeld’s last four defeats, missing once injured. He is now in a relegation zone with his club.

Valentino Lazaro did not make it to the permanent staff at Benfica under coach Verissimo. On Sunday, the Austrian spent a comfortable evening on the bench in the 2-1 win against Estoril.

The Austrians Marco Grull (Rapid) and Nicolas Seiwald (Salzburg) can at least shine in the domestic league.

At the strikers enjoys Marco Arnautovic the absolute trust of his coach Sinisa Mihailovic. In the last win he scored both goals, then he scored in the 1-1 draw against Salernitana, after that he missed because of Corona, he played through the last two games – but Bologna lost to Florence and on Sunday to Bergamo.

It was emotionally high at last Sasa Kalajdzic, who had been out for a long time due to a shoulder injury. The two-meter man came to late happiness with Stuttgart in the last three games. Kalajdzic scored in the 3-2 draw against Mönchengladbach and in the 1-1 draw against Union Berlin. In the 3-2 win over Augsburg, on the other hand, he failed twice at goalkeeper Gikiewicz.

For the Augsburgers, in 2022 Michael Gregorych earned a regular place – with five goals. However, they were only enough for four points.

Positive surprise

Quite surprising was the subsequent appointment of Andreas Weiman, even if the numbers and the job speak for the Viennese. The 30-year-old has been playing on the island since 2007. He has already scored 18 goals for Bristol City in the Championship, England’s second division. He prepared nine more, making him the third-best scorer in the league. In 39 rounds so far, the Austrian has played through 38 times. He was only allowed to take a shower early on February 5th. Weimann has played 3,799 minutes this season.

By Editor

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