NMECHA: Ten goals and an own goal

Lukas Nmecha actually knows from his conversations with Hansi Flick that the national coach looks closely when it comes to his development. And it’s good. Although the Wolfsburg striker missed eight games in winter because of an ankle break, he is the VfL top scorer this season. There are ten goals and two templates across competition. On the last match day, however, a perhaps somehow understandable but still unnecessary own goal was added.

When the alternating table showed the number 10 at the Wolfsburg peat festival against Mainz (5: 0) after 63 minutes, the fuses burned through the otherwise quiet NMECHA. The attacker ran past coach Florian Kohfeldt without greeting, hit the roof of the cabin tunnel and disappeared frustrated inside the Volkswagen Arena. Unprofessional on the one hand, and yet quite understandable, because in this game in this game, in contrast to his storm colleagues Max Kruse (three goals) and Jonas Wind (two goals), the national coach with a view to the World Cup in the coming winter in Qatar was happy to Form of a hit wanted to provide another argument for nomination.

It quickly became clear to him that that was not the right behavior

Florian Kohfeldt via Lukas Nmecha


But so he delivered an appearance that no trainer likes to see. The departure of an ego shooter, which at the moment of the change was not presented as a team player, who was happy about the big step of the team towards relegation, but as a sole-sized man who has more of his own goals. “It quickly became clear to him that this was not the right behavior,” coach Florian Kohfeldt immediately took the explosiveness from the topic that VfL has now seen as “done” after discussions with NMECHA. The 23 -year -old apologized for his behavior immediately after the game, went through the stadium with his team on the round of honor – and wants to make positive headlines again on Saturday (3:30 p.m., live! At Lukas Nmecha) in Stuttgart. Preferably through goals.