Grammozi apologizes to Churlinov

Easy faith could not believe Darko Churlinov that on the blackboard his back number 7 illuminated. Not only for the man who had a decisive proportion of the turn of Jahn Regensburg, his replacement was little obvious. Also many spectators stood the question mark written in the face. Churlinov did not work as if he was injured.

He was not. His removal only 18 minutes after his compilation had tactical reasons, such as coach Dimitrios Grammozis later explained. He borded that, as before in the cabin opposite the team, with an apology: “I apologize to Darko, I know how Mies is that, to be replaced in and out.” However, the coach acted in the sense of “team success”.

Instead of the offensive thinking Churlinov came Florian Flick into the game – for defensive stabilization. A risky maneuver of the trainer. Just imagine, Schalke would still have collected the compensation, maybe even with involvement flicks. Grammozis, who was already allowed to celebrate at the 5-0 in Aue for his bold, but in retrospect absolutely correct personnel decisions, would be in explanatory note, but his Flick / Churlinov plan was full.

Ezgjan Alioski, Darko Churlinov - Ukraine v North Macedonia - Pre-Match Press Conference - Euro 2020
And not only the: with Churlinov, but above all with Marius Bülter and Malick Thiaw, the coach changed the victory after 62 minutes at the stand of 0: 1. Bülter presented both Schalke goals, Thiaw scored the winning goal.

By the way, Churlinov reacted very cool to the hype around his person. When replacing his replacement, he left the field on the back straight and made his walk by the fans at his walk by half the fans, knocked several times demonstratively on the S04 logo on the chest. When the 21-year-old arrived at the coach bank, he did not block Grammozis’ embrace. And at the final whistle it was Churlinov, who cheered on the Bank at the frenetic. A clear sign that this team ficts hard to questionable decisions. It could be an important key in the fight for the climb.

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