The BCF Wolfratshausen loses weak in personnel at the league leader Landsberg. Assistant coach Michael Rödl has to go to the field for a short assignment – and hits.
When Michael Rödl puts on his football boots and gets ready for substitution on the sideline, that's usually a bad sign. Less for the opponent, rather from the point of view of their own team. That does not necessarily sound like a compliment for the 33-year-old, who is in itself a Bayern-proven, technically and tactically studded and always exemplary acting midfielder. Only as such did he finish his career at BCF Wolfratshausen long ago, about two years ago.
The bones did not do that anymore, he explained. However, it did not take long before he had to work again under former coach Marco Stier. On Wednesday in Landsberg, he was re-introduced in the catch-up game at championship leader TSV Landsberg, now called the coach Philipp Bönig, and the BCF is no longer fighting in the Bavarian, but in the national league against relegation. And one does not want to exclude that Rödl will occasionally drag his bones to the pitch in the coming season, when the coach needs him urgently, in whatever league. By the way, the coach will be called Michael Rödl.
His player passport was “lost in Hungary”, says the former professional Bönig laughing
On Wednesday evening Rödls rewarded this second short-term this season: He scored a late goal, albeit only to the 1: 3-final score (85th) from BCF point of view. “It was quite nice,” said Rödl, they had pressed, the veteran had anticipated an attempted back pass on Landsberg goalkeeper, was sprinting in between and hit the ball in the corner. Nevertheless, that was “no reason to be happy”, Rödl thought. You could lose the league leaders, of course, you could have taken that into account. But the way he still annoyed him, said the assistant coach. Unnecessary fear had his team had the requirements not well implemented, the body language did not fit. Even coach Bönig, who changes to Garching in the summer, was surprised. One knew about the strengths of the opponent and then had nevertheless many easy ball losses, thanks to which Landsberg had come into the interfaces of the BCF defense. Thus, the three goals conceded, from ball losses in the construction game, once even out of their own throw out. “That was very annoying,” said Bönig. After the important 4-1 victory of last weekend in Olching, which should have given courage and self-confidence, “I would have expected that we are a little stronger.”
The late scorer Michael Rödl, the BCF call all “Mitch” makes no secret that he would have “rather not” played. But the staffing is currently just thin. Exactly that is the bad sign when Rödl has to go to the square. It's the signal that the players go out again. Just 14 men were on Wednesday on the score sheet. Since the game was towards the end anyway “relatively through”, he had then just gone in, so that someone else could spare a little, said Rödl, because this Saturday (14 clock) is the important home game against bottom club SC Oberweikertshofen. Three players, Vincenzo Potenza, Chafi Gobitaka and Anto Bonic, are returning from injury at least in training, Josef Zander will probably be ready again. “There remains a small circle that has to tear it,” says Bönig. All the more annoying was that in injury time Yasin Keskin saw red because of an assault, a Ausraster after a foul. “Completely unnecessary,” said Rödl, Keskin will now receive a block.
Michael Rödl is currently in a tricky situation. On the one hand, he has to prepare for his future role as boss, on the other hand, it is currently “just about everything”, and if it is then needed on the court, it is just needed. He had been here for so long that the BCF had become his “Herzensverein”, so he accepted the offer of the Bönig successor. “I am looking forward to the task, even if I regret that I can no longer work with Philipp,” says Rödl. But he also knows that switching to the position of head coach can be tricky. “I've been wondering if this could be difficult, if that fits with respect.” He is friends with many players. His former teammate Sebastian Pummer has taken the coaching staff at TuS Holzkirchen before the season out of a similar mate role, but this attempt failed. Nevertheless, Rödl says: “My goal is to develop a lot together with the leading players.”
He receives a lot of support from Bönig. “Mitch will solve that one hundred percent, I have full confidence in him, we have the same views of football.” Rödl is “an absolute leader in the club, he knows the environment and he also has an authority that he will continue to expand,” Bönig is sure. “Mitch is always reliable, as an assistant coach and as a player.”
But first, it was important to hold the class together, and there were several important games before. On further missions let alone gates of Rödl one should rather not be dependent, especially since he was “never known as a scorer,” as Bönig says. Something that both have in common, by the way. Bönig scored exactly two goals in 190 first league matches in Germany and Hungary as a full-back. Speaking of which: What would it look like in personal need with a player Philipp Bönig? The 39-year-old laughs. His player pass, he claims, was “lost somewhere in Hungary”.
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