“He didn’t even know our names.” Belgian Benito Raman (26) fired violently at the Belgian newspaper “Les Sports” in the direction of Christian Gross (67).
The Swiss set out on the rescue mission. He has failed massively and seems to have caused a lot of turmoil during the eleven matches he has been on the sidelines of Schalke. “Nothing happened under him. No tactics, no quiet phases”, says Raman, who has been storming RSC Anderlecht in his homeland since this summer. “The day before the match against Bayern we played on mini football goals and did not prepare in terms of Tactical.” I lost the match 0:4. “And once Gross asked a player who had been injured for a long time: Ah, are you injured?”
The players took possession of the sceptre
Experienced players would have deliberately gone against Gross’ instructions very quickly. They would sit down before matches and develop their own tactics. “The coach wants us to play this way, but we will do it this way,” the instructions were, according to Raman.
Raman scored 12 goals in 55 matches. Continuing to run for the Royal Blues was never an option for the Belgian. If I had stayed at Schalke for half a year, I would have stopped playing football. I was fed up. So he was happy to be able to move to his homeland.
big without rules
As early as the end of July, a report by SportBuild showed that there may have been a bit of a structure under Christian Gross. For example, parts of the coaching staff did not appear until just before the training. Demetrius Gramuzis (43), who took over Schalke 04 after Gross, was also shocked by the way the players dealt with team members.
The Grammozis actually had to teach some players to respect officials and coaches. For example, one of the slogans is that players should fold things they carried themselves in order to relieve the equipment manager. Under Gross, the cabin was a bit like a “mess”.
Christian Gross was one of five coaches in the relegation season at Schalke 04. There was only one win under the Swiss national team in eleven matches.
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