Lausanne again. No opponent seems more appropriate for the FCZ to show how much the FCZ has changed under interim coach Massimo Rizzo (46). Because the appearance of the catastrophe in Zurich at the beginning of October at 0: 4 on Pontaze is the end of Ludovic Magnin (41). Then successor Rizzo ordered four games without defeat before the series ended last Wednesday at Servette in the 94th minute.
And now Vaudoi are coming to Letizgrund. FCZ captain Janik Brecher (27) says: “We were bad in the first match in Lausanne. “There is still an open account that we want to resolve at home.”
Do not fall back into the old pattern
That Zurich is now falling into the old pattern of crisis at the start of the season after the first defeat under Rizzo? Unthinkable for crushers. “I do not see this danger. “It was clear we would not be unbeaten until the end of the season,” said the goalkeeper. “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 within six minutes with an equalizer. Under Magnin, FCZ kept falling apart after the opponent’s goal.
Rico has a lot of conversations
The former coach under 18 returned Zurich to the track after twelve matches without a win. With rather smaller but more intensive amounts of training. And talk to a lot. Brecher describes: “With a lot of talking, he managed to give each individual more confidence. Everyone has a great mental attitude on the field because Massimo does not prepare extremely well. “He also asks a lot for our opinion, it gives a feeling for us.”
To that end, Rizzo is moving to the “safety first” tactic, which FCZ President Ansilo Canepa recently commented on on SonntagsBlick: “Maybe Magnin would have done better with more flexibility. “We have not been stable defensively for a long time, so maybe the tactics could have been adjusted earlier.”
Brecher does not want to comment on this statement. The captain just says: “Crazy had his idea for a game, which he got. “Whether this game idea will work depends on a variety of factors.” The most obvious problem under Magnin: Too few points on the table.
“Why shouldn’t he stay longer?”
But then he has ten points in the first four games after the loud Magnin – with the quiet Rizzo. Can the eternal assistant coach (with Urs Fischer, Urs Meyer, Sami Hipic) even become loud?
“We already had training with poor performance, and sometimes it gets louder. “He is absolutely right, he is the boss,” said Brecher, who is campaigning for a permanent position as Rizzo’s head coach after the winter break. “He gives us the confidence we need. Why not stay longer? “
But only. This Lausanne. Sunday’s match against the promoted team will show how far Rico and FCZ are.