VfB sports director Mislintat praises Müller for monster situation
When Gregor Kobel left VfB towards Borussia Dortmund for around 15 million euros last summer, the worries were not able to sign an equivalent successor. Thoughts that quickly evaporated when Florian Müller was presented. The 24-year-old had just completed an outstanding season as a loan at SC Freiburg and had returned to his regular club 1. FSV Mainz 05. The five million euros in transfer was well invested.
However, Müller could not unexpibly meet the expectations. Often his foremen let him down, sometimes he let her down. The season of all Stuttgart professionals, which is peppered with little heights and many deep, did not pass the man with the number 1 on the jersey without a trace. Müller could not meet the claim of every keeper to sometimes keep points for his team if possible. Until the game against Wolfsburg.
Matarazzo: “There was no handover”
The guests took the lead after just 12 minutes. After a corner that John Anthony Brooks nodded. The great central defender of VfL was only Waldemar Anton escaped, free from the back room to just briefly in front of the goal and successful. Stuttgart’s vice captain, who was supposed to guard the offensive defensive man, was “slightly blocked in his project, found him again, but then lost again. There was no handover,” explains Pellegino Matarazzo. The hit could have been prevented elsewhere, says the head coach. “Someone was divided for this room”, into which Brooks entered the header. If you go according to the TV pictures Wataru Endo, whom the defender surprised and skipped. Müller, who is reluctant to leave his line in such situations and had received little or nothing until then, was beaten.
Müller saves against wind
The Stuttgart -based people ran behind the early deficit. The next defeat was already emerging. Wolfsburg’s counterattack threatened to punish the offensive harmlessness of VfB. In the 87th minute, when Jonas Older came to the shot from 15 meters, it seemed. But Müller prevented the 0: 2 with a strong reaction. “In this monster situation, Flo helped us to stay in the game,” says Mislintat. “That was very important.” For the Stuttgart, who were able to equalize two minutes later. For the keeper “who has often been criticized for unsustainable balls”.