Felix Magath apparently found his first victim at Hertha BSC. picture reports that coach Ishak has dropped Belfodil from the squad for the game against FC Augsburg.
According to the newspaper, Belfodil (30) did not travel to Augsburg. The reason is said to be that the Algerian showed a lack of will and a lack of body language.
Belfodil is said not to have appeared in training with the aggressiveness desired by the coaching team. Therefore, his readiness for action is in question.
Magath only said at a press conference on Friday: “There are no more excuses. We need this fight and commitment now.”
Since Stevan Jovetic, Hertha’s top scorer (7 competitive goals) is out with thigh problems, Davie Selke will probably attack from the start with the Swabians.
Hertha BSC: Only one point up to 15th place
Belfodil has played 23 games so far this Bundesliga season, recording three goals and three assists.
Hertha is currently ranked 17th in the Bundesliga, tied on points with sixteenth-placed Arminia Bielefeld, but with a goal difference that is 15 goals worse. However, the distance to rank 15 (VfB Stuttgart) is only one point.