Lausanne again. No opponent seems to be better suited for the FCZ to show how much the FCZ has changed under interim coach Massimo Rizzo (46). Because the Zurich disaster appearance at the beginning of October at 0: 4 on the Pontaise is the end of Ludovic Magnin (41). Then successor Rizzo lined up four games without defeat before the series broke last Wednesday at Servette in the 94th minute.
And now the Vaudois are coming to the Letzigrund. FCZ captain Yanick Brecher (27) says: “We were bad in the first game in Lausanne. There is still an open bill that we want to settle at home. “
Don’t fall back into the old pattern
That Zurich is now falling back into the old pattern of the crisis at the start of the season after the first defeat under Rizzo? Unthinkable for crushers. “I don’t see this danger. It was clear that we wouldn’t be unbeaten until the end of the season, “says the goalie,” now we want to start the next series. The team has a good team spirit. We take the unnecessary defeat in Geneva as a wake-up call that we really have to go to the limit in every game. “
Against Servette, Zurich fell behind for the first time under Rizzo, but responded with the equalizer within six minutes. Under Magnin it happened repeatedly that the FCZ literally broke apart after a goal by the opponent.
Rizzo has a lot of conversations
The previous U18 youth coach brings the Zurich back on track after twelve games without a win. With rather smaller, but more intensive training volumes. And talk to a lot. Brecher describes: “With a lot of conversations he managed to give each individual more self-confidence. Everyone has a great mental attitude on the pitch because Massimo prepares us extremely well. He also asks a lot for our opinion, that gives a feeling of we. “
To this end, Rizzo is switching to a “safety first” tactic, which FCZ President Ancillo Canepa recently commented in the SonntagsBlick: “Maybe Magnin would have done better with more flexibility. We weren’t stable defensively for a long time, so maybe the tactics could have been adjusted earlier. “
Brecher does not want to evaluate this statement. The captain only says: “Ludo had his game idea, which he pulled through. Whether this game idea works depends on various factors. ” The most obvious problem under Magnin: Too few points in the table.
“Why shouldn’t he stay longer?”
But then there are ten points in the first four games after the loud Magnin – with the quiet Rizzo. Can the eternal assistant trainer (with Urs Fischer, Urs Meier, Sami Hyypiä) even get loud?
«We have already had training sessions with poor performance, and he sometimes gets out loud. That is absolutely right, he is the boss, “says Brecher, who is campaigning for a permanent position as head coach for Rizzo even after the winter break:” He gives us the trust we need. Why shouldn’t he stay longer? “
But just. This Lausanne. Sunday’s game against the promoted team will show how far Rizzo and FCZ really are.