Maxence Lacroix briefly lost his nerve after about 30 minutes of his VfL Wolfsburg game against FC Bayern Munich as a result of his substitution. As the TV cameras showed, the central defender rioted in the Wolves’ cabin wing.
The pictures clearly showed how furious Lacroix ran in the direction of the Wolfsburg catacombs and hit the wall. After a few seconds, Josuha Guilavogui rushed over and calmed the Frenchman down to convince him to join his team-mates on the bench. With success.
It also remains unclear what caused Lacroix’s anger. It was probably a mixture of being substituted and being significantly behind (0:3). In addition, he had lost the decisive header duel against Thomas Müller when he scored to make it 3-0 for Bayern.
VfL coach Niko Kovac reacted to the three early goals conceded by removing Lacroix in the 30th minute and replacing him with midfielder Jakub Kaminski. He also switched the system from a chain of five to a chain of four.
The Wolves actually gained more control as a result and made the connection just before the break. The goalscorer: Lacroix replacement Kaminski.