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Gegen das System: Keita Endo sucht seinen Platz bei Union Berlin

Keita Endo is looking for his place in Union Berlin

Keita Endo looks back on a disappointing season for him. The winger played only four short matches for 1. FC Union Berlin. And coach Urs Fischer explained the reason for this in the press conference before the German FA Cup semi-final against Leipzig.


“It’s definitely a bit unlucky when it comes to the system and you don’t play with wings,” Fisher addressed an obvious flaw. In the iron game, the proper place for Endo is missing.

To make matters worse, the body sometimes didn’t play: “But it was always rolled back.” A recent knee injury frustrated Endo’s plans. “He also lasted for four weeks in which he was unable to train. He fought again now. He was training with the team again for ten days.”

And for now he’s doing it “very well,” according to the Al Ittihad coach. “I was just talking to him a day or two ago about his need to stay positive. To be ready to be back in the team.” It takes a while to get back to one hundred percent. Fisher: “He’s getting close. The important thing is that he’s still on the lookout.”

Endo trains at eight

Since the said system (3-5-2) is not particularly aligned with Endo’s systems, Fischer tries to put the 24-year-old into a different role.

“Keep playing the eight in training. After that you try to find a position somewhere that can still be possible,” the football coach said.

source: Press Conference

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