After the 6-1 defeat at Borussia Dortmund on Saturday evening, Cologne coach Steffen Baumgart showed up in the sky-Interview extremely pissed off. The 51-year-old had absolutely no understanding for several questions.
The interview in full:
Sky reporter: Steffen Baumgart, what didn’t work today?
Steffen Baumgart (long break): Everything.
What does that mean? So …
Baumgart (interrupts): No, nothing at all. You asked the question like that and today we didn’t work, everything didn’t work. I’m not going to go into details now, we’ve had our ass kicked today. That’s just the fact. Well, I won’t go into details with you now. That’s just the way it is. We have to deal with that now, especially me, because I’m responsible and … we swallow.
But what were the reasons that nothing worked out …
Baumgart (interrupts): no, again Watch out: reasons, what reasons? The boys are up on the field, the first four shots on goal were all in. Nevertheless, in many situations we were not as we imagined. I think you saw that too. Well, and that’s the fact for now. Okay, but I’m not going into individual stories now.
It’s not about individual stories. It’s all about: What was the match plan, what was the idea and why didn’t it…
Baumgart (interrupts): That wasn’t the match plan? The match plan was simply that we attacked forwards and we didn’t have any chances because Dortmund then simply did it very well.
I mean, Effzeh won the first leg 3-2, which means there was a blueprint for how to beat Dortmund, so…
Baumgart (interrupts): Blueprint? In Football? I don’t know what blueprints you guys have. So I don’t have a blueprint, and certainly not against a team like Dortmund. Uh… we had an idea, but that had nothing to do with the fact that the idea was bad, we weren’t as good as Dortmund in every respect today, you have to say that. Then, in one situation or another, there was that little something extra that you need in a game like this. But the fact is that we lost 6-1 and there are clear reasons for that. But again: I won’t tell you all about them in detail. But: We more or less got our ass full today against a very good Dortmund team.
Nevertheless, be happy about the one goal, the striker’s goal, which was also a topic for us in the pre-run …
Baumgart (interrupts): Am I happy about the striker’s goal? No, I’m not happy about the striker’s goal. Again: that you… If I start to be happy about a striker’s goal… that’s nonsense, that’s nonsense!
Then we’ll make it a bit bigger: 1. FC Köln is five games without a win. […] What has the team lost, not just in relation to the 90 minutes, but the entirety of the last few weeks, the impressions: no goals scored, no games won.
Baumgart: These are your impressions. My impressions are that the guys are doing well, have worked hard, including the weeks before.
1. FC Köln: Six points ahead of the relegation zone
After five games without a win, the billy goats’ lead over the relegation zone has dwindled. Baumgart emphasized that he evaluates his players differently than the media: “My evaluation of the boys is different than what you do from the outside. You are not there, you are not in training. You evaluate what you do then look.” His conclusion: “You’re welcome to do that, you’re welcome to make stories out of it, but not me. I’ll do the individual work.”
1. FC Köln will meet Borussia Mönchengladbach after the international break on April 2nd. After the derby, there will be a guest appearance at FC Augsburg and a home game against Mainz 05.