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No consequences for van Bommel at VfL Wolfsburg



For Mark van Bommel, air is getting thinner after a mistake

At VfL Wolfsburg, the error in the first round game of the DFB Cup at the regional league team Preußen Münster (3-1 after extra time) has no concrete consequences. This was announced by managing director Jörg Schmadtke on the Lower Saxony homepage one day after the faux pas of the new trainer Mark van Bommel.

“We will analyze the topic internally and make sure that something like this does not happen in the future. We are all disappointed, of course, but nevertheless convinced that we will continue our sporting development without drawing any personal conclusions from this annoying situation. To face the upcoming sporting challenges and to tackle them with great unity and without any reservations, “said Schmadtke about the” extremely annoying “process with a view to the Bundesliga start of the Champions League participant on Saturday (3:30 pm) against promoted VfL Bochum.

Van Bommel had made another three changes in overtime after three changes in regular time. However, the statutes of the German Football Association (DFB) do not allow this.

According to a report by kicker noted referee Christian Dingert the substitution error in the match report. Allegedly, the Wolfsburg team asked the fourth official during the game whether another change was allowed. At the EM, an additional sixth change in overtime was still allowed.

In his reaction to the farce, Schmadtke called for fairness in dealing with van Bommel. “With all the anger and frustration you should keep the ball a little flatter.” The ex-professional himself didn’t want to resist a mocking swipe at the Dutchman and his staff: “We had briefly thought about registering everyone involved in a basic adult education course ‘Read correctly’, but after careful consideration we refrained from doing so.”

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