Apparently, things are getting restless at Schalke 04: during a conversation between Frank Kramer and Rodrigo Zalazar, in which the coach explained the reasons for the current location of the bench, things are said to have gotten loud and emotional.
At the moment, some Schalke supporters are furious that Rodrigo Zalazar is not playing enough with Frank Kramer. They attribute it to a possible influence on their own game that could be important and positive. After all, there’s a drastic lack of offensive creativity and relief.
The fact that he was substituted for just nine minutes at Revierderby last weekend also caused a lot of resentment and misunderstanding.
Apparently not only with the fans, but also with Zalazar himself. image reports problems between the 23-year-old and Frank Kramer. Consequently, the coach wanted to explain to his player the day before the match why he was no longer in the starting eleven and why he would not do it again against BVB.
Mainly, Kramer apparently accuses him of not working hard enough on his fitness. Although the qualities of the Uruguayan are appreciated, it is said “under the hood” that he can only remember his performance for about 30 minutes.
An accusation with which Zalazar is said to have not entirely agreed. He emphasized a completely different self-perception and considered himself stronger than the competition. That should mean above all against Dominick Drexler, who was in the first eleven under manager S04 in all league games.
He disagreed with the coach’s reasoning. In the end, according to the report, he is said to have left the conversation quite angry. All this happened last Friday.
It is quite conceivable that Kramer did not put it on the line against BVB for about 20 or 30 minutes, as usual until now, but only for the last few minutes. The midfielder was already irritated in the game and was furious as soon as the first foul.
the image he also reports that Zalazar fell out with his consulting agency after the conversation. These days he announced the new association with “ICM Stellar Sports”. Also, the pressure on the national team should cause additional frustration. He was removed from the provisional squad. This means that participation in the World Cup has become less likely. Probably also as a result of the lower operating times at Schalke recently.
With Alex Kral it is said that he is the next player who is frustrated. He played regularly at the beginning, although he certainly did not do worse than his team-mates, but in recent games he has only found himself on the bench.
Update 20:40 – Meanwhile, Zalazar himself has spoken out. “I got a lot of messages about an article,” she wrote on his Instagram story, accompanied by a photo of him and Kramer. “Everything in the article is a lie. I’ve never had a bad conversation with the coach,” he said.
He continued: “Whenever we talk, we do it positively and with optimism. I always respect the coach’s decisions.”