Yvon Mvogo may soon join another club, but should first extend his contract in Leipzig. A Swiss goalie coach sees a lot of potential in Roman Bürki, while Yann Sommer emphasized his class.
Yvon Mvogo will not be able to criticize anyone for lack of patience. Since moving from YB to Leipzig in 2017, he has been roasting with the bulls primarily on the bench. The measly record: four Bundesliga appearances, six in the Europa League, three in the Cup and one in the Champions League. Otherwise Peter Gulacsi was always in the gate. No wonder, the longer the 25-year-old pushed for a change.
Now Leipzig should finally have an understanding with Mvogo, who still has a contract with the Bundesliga third party until 2021. “We have received RB’s approval,” adviser Carlos Crespo announced in the «Look».
His current employer, however, paradoxically wants to extend at the same time as Mvogo – in order to then borrow it directly. This is because those responsible for Leipzig around coach Julian Nagelsmann apparently continue to see the Swiss international as the successor to the 29-year-old from Hungary.
Unknown talent grinder
Andreas Kronenberg could certainly also assess whether Mvogo is able to fulfill the role as number 1 at RB Leipzig. The 45-year-old from Basel has been under contract with SC Freiburg as a goalie coach since 2011. Seven current Bundesliga goalies have already trained under him.
«I was or am just one component of many on the path of these guys. I accompany them in their daily work and try to prepare and improve them as best as possible for the competition. But it depends on so many things that it would be presumptuous to imagine that it had to do with me in the first place, that the boys had established themselves in the Bundesliga. Their quality is crucial. And the players develop themselves, not the goalkeeper coach develops the players, »says Kronenberg in an interview with the “Kicker” modest.
Among his pupils was also Dortmund’s novel Bürki, who Kronenberg still believed a lot. “I am firmly convinced that Roman has the potential for a big increase in performance, of which he may not yet know anything.”
Even the chapter on the national team – where Bürki temporarily resigned from Gladbach’s Yann Sommer at the beginning of 2019 due to his many years as a reservist – the goalie coach does not yet consider it to be finished: «I trust Roman to be number one in Switzerland at some point . »
But for that he would have to clear a huge chunk out of the way with Yann Sommer. All in all 90 parades showed the 31-year-old in the current Bundesliga season. No other goalkeeper achieved this value.