1. FC Köln: Timo Horn faces his 200th Bundesliga game
Timo Horn is about to play his 200th Bundesliga game at 1. FC Köln. Coach Steffen Baumgart rejects the criticism of his goalkeeper and strengthens the home grown before the Mainz game.
Cologne. Timo Horn (28) faces a very special anniversary at FSV Mainz on Sunday (November 21, 2021, 5.30 p.m., DAZN and in the live ticker on EXPRESS.de).
The goalkeeper will do his 200th Bundesliga game for 1. FC Köln. The Cologne home-grown team celebrated its Bundesliga debut on August 23, 2014 in a 0-0 draw against Hamburger SV. Six and a half years later, Horn is still in the FC box.
After the 2-2 draw against Union Berlin, the keeper was now under criticism, but before his anniversary he received the full backing of his coach.
Steffen Baumgart rejects criticism of Timo Horn
“I have a feeling that it’s more about criticism than anything else. I see a lot of things positively. Of course you can always discuss one or the other situation, ”said Steffen Baumgart (49) and went into the first goal against the “Eiserne”: “If someone tells me that the ball would be easy to hold and that it has to be better there, I see it differently. I stood in the box myself and shot the war just fine. “
Baumgart let the (fan) criticism of his keeper ricochet off. Timo Horn is not up for discussion, although Baumgart sees the race for number one with challenger Marvin Schwänke (26) closer than ever.
Nevertheless, he certifies Horn under the new goalkeeping coach Uwe Gospodarek (48) again a significant development step. “I am absolutely satisfied with him. Not only on the pitch, but also what happens within the team. He is an absolute leader. We are critical of his games, but also see him developing well, ”said Baumgart.
Although the FC coach is satisfied with his number one, Baumgart still sees room for improvement in the goalkeeping game. “We look with him every day to see what he can do better. I expect him to be clear and to play bravely from behind. That he doesn’t just knock the balls out of the back. He should give the team security. He has to continue taking the next steps, and Timo is our turn. “
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