At the 1: 2 bankruptcy against the KSC, Seoane had to renounce his three graduating professionals in the starting eleven. Wirtz is to return to Wolfsburg next to Lucas Alario. The trainer does not allow the coach to remove the young star against the second division.

The fact that Torjäger Patrik Schick (ribbon tear in the ankle) could not participate for a long time. And also that penalty forces would be missing Lucas Alario (muscular problems) against the KSC was expected due to the high risk of injury. But that with Wirtz also the third central offensive ancient with outstanding final qualities in the cup-out did not participate from the beginning, surprised.

To play without training from the beginning, does not work.

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Gerardo Seoane

But the waiver of the goal-threatening idea provider did not necessarily volunteer, as Seoane explained after the defeat. Florian did not train two days, he was ill. Without training from the beginning to play, does not go, the Swiss justified the break for the 18-year-old.

It would have also been purely to justify why Seoane initially renounced the teher as well as on midfield handlebars Kerem Demirbay. Because Wirtz does not have unlimited powers.

Neither Alibi nor failure

Florian has always played. With Kerem it is similar. He made all the games and in the last game Kerem also missed the mental freshness, Seoane ordered his measures and wanted to see them neither as Alibi nor as a mistake. If I look at the lineup: Palacios, Andrich, Amiri – these are all top-bundesliga players. The players who played stand in the responsibility, said the Swiss in the face of the little intoxicating performance of the Werkself. The clear message: hide behind the stars does not come to the bag.

No pulses of Joker Wirtz

That Seoane did not blew, but did not start Wirtz for good reasons, showed himself after taking in. The highly gifted, apparently not in full ownership of its forces, but unfamiliar during his 24 minutes and did not expose any accents.

Until Saturday, so hope in Leverkusen, Wirtz is fully in the juice. His creative ideas, his surprise moments and graduates were missing Bayer as well as Alarios killer instinct. Also, the return of the Argentinian is urgently expected against Wolfsburg (15.30, live! At Wirtz) to end the negative run of four games without victory.