Only one win in ten matches – Bundesliga football is brutal for SC Paderborn. Coach Baumgart, however, shows his qualities as receiver and his commitment. He can not prevent goals on the outside line either.
The man wearing number 72 on the red short-sleeved shirt and the black pants gave everything in the coaches area. Steffen Baumgart jumped for more than 90 minutes, tore the cap, grinned at each pass and shouted instructions on the pitch.
He did it even as the audience yawned or migrated for a long time. After 26 minutes, the match of Friday night in the Bundesliga was organized: 3: 0 led the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim against SC Paderborn, who was completely overloaded. His defensive behavior has not only caused the coach Baumgart's enthusiasm to despair.
The 23,629 visitors to the Sinsheim stadium remained a mystery as to how this climber should have a chance in the relegation battle. Only one week after the first win of the season (2-0 against Fortuna Dusseldorf), the East Westphalians conceded a 0: 3 (0: 3) always very flattering and found themselves stuck with four points in ten matches .
"If you're 3-0 at half-time, it's not enough to shake you – you think you're in the wrong movie," admitted Baumgart at the press conference. "Today, it was – I think – a very big class difference to see, of course, we know where we come from and that such games can happen."
Robert Skov scored with a direct free kick after just 72 seconds. Pavel Kaderabek (15th) and Jürgen Locadia (26th) then use the enormous gaps in the defense of the guests. SC Sports Director Martin Przondziono was stunned at the break by the DAZN microphone. "It was a catastrophic first half, we defended as a student team," he complains.
The statistics of 735: 374 arrivals again reflect the Kraichgauer's dominance. Paderborn had only 37.75% possession of the ball and usually rushed behind the Hoffenheimern. The eighth defeat of the season could have been even more important, as the hosts did not know what to do with the first decisive match, which looked like a friendly match at the end. In the final stages, there was even a short stage where all the protagonists stood on the pitch, even though the ball was in play.
"I'm happy for the second period in which we stayed together – we tried to save our face," Baumgart said. The goalkeeper Leopold Zingerle, always one of the best in the team of the taillight, said: "This is not what we claim.We must analyze this for sure.Of course, the evening was not pleasant, but we will have our chances during the season. "
After the whistle, Baumgart climbed a few steps in the curve of the guests to thank the 400 fans on the move for their unwavering support. At temperatures below ten degrees, he was still wearing his short-sleeved shirt. "Football only disturbs me with a jacket," he explained later. He can adapt to an icy winter for his team.