Augsburg (dpa) – Manuel Baum left his former workplace after a strenuous workday with extreme emotional swings.
First and foremost for the Schalke coach after the away win at his ex-club FC Augsburg, who lost in stoppage time, was the relief that his forward Mark Uth was not as injured as he was in a violent collision with opponent Felix Uduokhai. the few shocked eyewitnesses in the spectatorless Augsburg stadium had to fear.
“The positive thing is that the market is doing well,” was Baum’s main message after a persistent 2-2. Uth himself published a photo of himself in the sick bed on Sunday evening. He did “pretty well,” the ex-international commented. The attacker was concussed from his violent head impact on the lawn. Uth should be able to leave the clinic on Monday after just one night of observation.
After the shocking scene, the game even came to an end. But Schalke’s team wanted to continue playing at the request of referee Manuel Grafe. “We wanted to fight for Mark on the field,” said Captain Omar Mascarell. The plan to win as best as possible for Uth only worked until the 90th minute. Then Marco Richter van Augsburg headed the 2-2 in injury time.
In the 27th attempt, the endless loop of Schalke’s lack of victory in the Bundesliga after goals from Benito Raman and Nassim Boujellab, who turned the game around after Suat Serdar’s own goal, almost ended. But even with the majority, Schalke was unable to save the lead in the long run after the exaggerated yellow-red card for FCA attacker Florian Niederlechner. “We have to put everything in it until the last second”, Baum demanded afterwards.
After the extreme experiences on his first return to Augsburg, the 41-year-old still believes the winless streak will end in 2020. There are two more chances against Freiburg and Bielefeld. Baum left the Augsburg arena with a Christmas promise to the Schalke fans: “We are getting closer. We certainly will not give up, but will put everything we have into the next two games, so that we get at least the first. Leg. three under the Christmas tree. “