Sport Bild reports that Hertha BSC trainer Felix Magath has dropped striker Ishak Belfodil from his squad.
Ishak Belfodil (right).
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One day after emphasizing that he would not longer tolerate excuses, Hertha BSC trainer Felix Magath has apparently decided to leave striker Ishak Belfodil from his math day squad. This was first reported by Germany's main sporting tabloid early on Saturday. German footballing magazine Kicker claims to have confirmed the rumor.
Ahead of a monumentally important relegation six-pointer against Augsburg, the German tabloid reports that Magath was dissatisfied with the Algerian's body language in training this week and doubted his readiness for action. The 30-year-old has scored four goals and chipped in four assists in 25 appearances across all competitions this season.
In terms of other options to spearhead the attack, Magath cannot rely on the services of the team's leading goal-scorer Stevan Jovetic as the Montenegrin is out injured. Davie Selke is the team's only other natural center-forward. Myziane Maolida, ordinarily a winger, has worked alone up top in some instances this season.