Coach Thomas Reis from the Bundesliga club VfL Bochum is keeping a low profile in the storm question before the game on Saturday against 1. FC Köln (6:30 p.m. / Sky).
“Sebastian Polter goes into the fight more, Jürgen Locadia is perhaps a little more technically adept. Both have their qualities. I’m very happy that I have these opportunities. Let’s see who will appear,” said Reis on Friday.
With six goals in the league, Polter is the top scorer for the newly promoted team, but has been unsuccessful four times in a row and missed a penalty in the 0-1 draw in Mainz. New winter signing Locadia replaced Polter on Tuesday in the 3-1 cup win against Mainz in the center of attack and played solidly.
Coach Reis looks forward to the western duel with positive expectations, mainly because of his opponent. “Of course I’m really looking forward to Steffen Baumgart. We taught football together. He’s positively crazy. He shows full commitment, he showed that as a player,” said the 48-year-old.