Reis appears to concede job: "I feel a bit silly."
By Peter Vice @ViceytheSS
While VfL Bochum's newly appointed sporting director Patrick Fabian dutifully avoided the Sky cameras following Saturday night's loss, embattled head-coach Thomas Reis was left to state his own case alone in the post-match interview rounds.
"I saw team that gives it their all, that marches," Reis said in praising his team's performance, "We're not without a chance. Of course, I tell the same story every week and it makes me feel a little silly."
There are plenty who feel that Bochum's disastrous start to the season has much to do with some bad luck. An unfortunate bounce here. A disallowed goal there. Alas, bad luck or no, there comes a time when everyone's luck runs out. The reported rifts between Reis and club management surely can't survive this result.
Reis seemed to concede this while trying to still put a positive spin on things.
"We [the team] are trusted [against relegation] even less than last year," Reis noted, "I want to turn the corner with the team. I don't feel that I've lost the dressing room. They [club management] came also do it with me."
Time shall tell if the managers think much of this appeal.