Gerardo Seoane fears his dismissal at Bayer Leverkusen if he doesn’t turn things around in the next two games. “You can assume that we are prepared,” said Fernando Carro, Bayer’s CEO, in the “double pass”. sports1 On Sunday. On Friday, the Werkself lost without a trace 4-0 at Bayern Munich.
You want to continue with the coach, but life is not a request concert, said Carro with a view to the defeat. “You don’t do your job properly if you don’t prepare for all situations,” he emphasized. With just five points, the Champions League starter is 17th and penultimate in the Bundesliga table. On Tuesday (9 p.m./DAZN) Bayer plays at FC Porto in the premier class, followed by the home game on Saturday (3:30 p.m./sky) against newly promoted Schalke 04.
“Perhaps other clubs would be quicker to make a decision. But we need results as quickly as possible in Porto too, and then you have to get the three points against Schalke as well,” Carro demanded.
When asked about ex-Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel, the club boss said: “Thomas Tuchel is an excellent coach, that’s all I can say.” And then added with a smile: “Rudi Völler (former sports director of Bayer, ed.) told me that he had been in contact with Thomas Tuchel years ago.”
You believe in knocking over the goat with Seoane, but don’t be naïve. Carro: “Statistically, no team that has five points after eight games has reached the Champions League.” Addressing the team, he said: “We have to show a different will in the next few games. It can’t go on like this, it’s unacceptable.” He has exemplified the “will and gallantness” himself since taking office. “Budget-wise we’re number four in the Bundesliga. Then we have to be in the top four, that’s what our shareholder (the Bayer Group, ed.) expects,” explained the 58-year-old.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen: Carro stands in front of Serdar Azmoun
In addition to sporting issues, Carro assured his player Serdar Azmoun that he would have his back. “He has our full support,” said the club boss. “Ashamed of you all, how carelessly people are murdered. Iranian women live long,” Azmoun (27) wrote in a post that has since been deleted.
Iranian authorities arrested former national team player Hossein Maahini last Friday. The former professional is accused of taking part in the protests against the death of the young Kurd Mahsa Amini.
Scores of people have been killed in police crackdown on demonstrators in Iran. Despite hundreds of arrests and massive threats from the government, the protests after the young Amini’s death continue.
Amini was arrested on September 13 on charges of not wearing the Islamic headscarf in accordance with strict regulations. After her arrest, she collapsed under mysterious circumstances at the police station and was pronounced dead at the hospital three days later.