For 838 minutes, the scorer had no longer met, his last gate had succeeded in him before the Corona pandemic had paralyzed the country and the league: in February 2020 at 2: 3 against Gladbach. Even on Sunday against Stuttgart, Finnbogason initially left a big chance for preliminary decision before he sat down the closing point with a rich legislation to the 4: 1.
Without rhythm, it s hard to bring my top performance
I do not want to lie, that s a very great relief. The last 18 months were the most difficult of my career, said the Icelander who had trailed from injury to injury without ever being really fit: Without rhythm it is Hard to bring my top performance. And also the ice cold in the penalty area, which actually distinguishes him, had been lost for months.
Finnbogason: It was a dream afternoon
After the difficult phase you have days like these always in mind, it was a dream afternoon, said Finnbogason, who stood for the first time since April at a league game in the starting element of the FCA. At the cup of Bochum (4: 5 in penalties) he was replaced on Wednesday at halftime. From planned 45 minutes were included 75, on Sunday, another 90 was followed by a strand program after the 32-year-old last paused for Achilles tendon issues.
Weinzierl: He does the game offensively like defensive
The performance this week was impressive because he has trained only two weeks, said Manager Stefan Reuter. You could see on Wednesday that he is scary game intelligent. He brings his teammate well in position and knows when and how to trigger situations. Also, coach Markus Weinzierl emphasized: What Alfred can, we all know that. He does the game offensively like defensive, is important against the ball, but also in the switching movement. We need him, that s out of question.
Only the question remains whether Finnbogason will be spared by further blessurs. I m thinking about what I can do better. You have to find the right mix, every body is different, says Icelander. The experience of recent years have shown him what his body needs: For example, I have to put the next two days in the bathtub. From Wednesday I can give again.
We must not fly too high
After a weak initial phase, the FCA against Stuttgart presented itself compact and aggressive, was dangerous about standards and counterattacks. A performance that is now to be confirmed. We showed how we need to occur if we want to be successful in the Bundesliga. That s the basis, Finnbogason said. And added a legitimate warning at all joy: We must not fly too high, we are still sixteen.