World Cup whirlwind in the United States. In the middle is Gio Reina (20).
As The Athletic reported on Monday, BVB’s Jewel has threatened to leave at the World Cup.
“At the World Cup we had a player who clearly didn’t live up to expectations both on and off the field. We were ready to book a plane ticket home, that was extreme,” said US National Team coach Greg Berhalter (49). Remarks that really shouldn’t post it…
What Rina is accused of, according to “The Athletic”: inactivity and lack of discipline in training and the preparatory match (Bild newspaper reported).
Now BVB react. “The content of the report on Gio Reina has surprised us a lot in the past few days,” Sebastian Kehl (42), now manager of the BVB club, told dpa. Rina has ‘full support’
And also: “He’s had a really tough time with multiple injuries. We’ve known the boy for many years, even though he’s only 20. We feel him as a good guy who works professionally and a valuable colleague in the dressing room.”
Sebastian Keel explains: “We at the BVB cannot understand that this is now being questioned mainly after a few days in Qatar and does not do Gio Reina justice.” To be able to attack with him.”
Rinna herself was previously “very surprised” and disappointed that inside information from the US national team had apparently become public.
The attacking player returned to the national coach: “Just before the World Cup, coach Berhalter told me that my role in the tournament would be very limited. Nowadays, laptops come with a high quality graphics card. I am a person who plays with pride and passion. Football is my life and I believe in my abilities. I fully expected it and was Keen to add to the game of a talented group as we tried to make our mark at the World Cup.”
Reina admitted he let his emotions control him for a few days after Berhalter offered him limited playing time ahead of the World Cup. This also affected his coaching performance and behaviour. “I’ve apologized to my teammates and my coach and I’ve been forgiven.”
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