Wolves Slaughtered, Pointless Streak Continues!By: Mohamed | September 14th, 2010
Another Bundesliga weekend, another Wolfsburg defeat…
It seems like we will be bracing ourselves for a relegation dogfight this season rather than mounting a serious title challenge. What really hurts me is the lack of fight we showed against Dortmund not the defeat itself… Jurgen Klopp’s men were more hungry and persistent in their pursuit of the 3 points on the day. Apart from Dzeko’s effort that rebounded off the crossbar, the wolves rarely threatened. It was all Dortmund from the off as they had several chances to take the lead through Barrios and Hummels in the first half. The first goal was a 30 yard shot from Nuri Sahin and the second goal came through Kagawa with our defense too static to intervene.
An awful start to the season (our worst start to be more precise) must have preyed on the minds of players alittle bit particularly after our second half capitulation against Mainz in the previous match. McClaren is adamant that he doesn’t have the luxury of time when it comes to turning things around as he says:
“I knew that it was going to be hard to start with, but it is harder than I thought. The pressure is mounting.”
On the poor form of some of the players, he added:
“The players are playing below their actual ability. It is hard to explain, and I don’t only mean Diego. Simon Kjaer is usually far more assured than he is and I know that Cicero is a lot better than this. We are in a critical situation.”
These are testing times at the VolksWagen and I wonder which McClaren we are going to see, the “wolly with a brolly” manager of England who failed to qualify for EURO 2008 or the assured manager of Middlesborough and FC Twente… Only time will tell but he must be wary that Herr Hoeness is not very patient when it comes to showing loyalty to struggling managers. A quick look on Hertha Berlin’s list of Ex-coaches tells its own story.
Till next time!