Self-confident and carefree the US Boy presented itself in his first training day in early January in Augsburg. If the papers Pepi did not report 18-year-old as at this time, it would hardly have believed it. He looked much more mature. On the lawn of the Bundesliga he has not yet been able to transport this carefree. He is still at the beginning of his career on the European football platform with now 19 years.
- Still the Augsburg game is alien to Pepi
- A record is gone - Danso remains recent FCA scorer
- in Bielefeld probably back on the bank
- Augsburg's dependency by Gregoritsch
Still the Augsburg game is alien to Pepi
In three games he stood in the starting, three other missions he collected as a joker. Once he had to pause for a late return from the US national team. Still, the Augsburg game is a bit alien, in individual scenes Pepi showed good approaches, a goal or template did not jump out yet. "He's another A youth player, you can not forget that," emphasized his coach this week. "He's going to keep going as he did the last few weeks. He will go his way," Markus Weinzierl is sure.
He is allowed to continue just as he did the last few weeks. He will go his way.
A record is gone - Danso remains recent FCA scorer
Incidentally, the latest scorer of the Augsburger Bundesliga history can no longer become Pepi, which remains for the time being Kevin Danso, who met with 19 years and 46 days. Directly behind it, he would rode himself when he would start at the goalkeeping at the 19th year and 54 days on this Friday evening (20.30 clock, live near Boy presented) on the Bielefelder Alm for the first time.
That Pepi is still waiting for his experience in the paraded discipline of a scorer, according to Weinzierl also with the playing style of the team. He does not have the freedoms to lurk only at the right moment. "It's not easy, as he still has to work so much defensively. He is disciplined. In the switching movement it is often hard to come as a striker in a scene. He did properly," hezierl explained with a view of the youngest 1 : 1 against the BVB.
That was last Sunday, Pepi stood in the starting eleven next to Ruben Vargas in a newly formed storm. Top Goal Hunter Michael Gregoritsch acted hanging behind the duo. In the basement duel against the Armin, Weinzierl is likely to favor another variant. On the one hand, because the plan did not actually work with the trio, for another because André Hahn is available to the selected yellow lock again.
in Bielefeld probably back on the bank
It is not unlikely that PEPI has to refer again for the time being with the replacement bench. "I do not care who plays from the beginning," Weinzierl emphasized in the run-up to the game without explicitly relating to the US Youngster. "We have to work as a team. And the striker, who may only play three minutes and the crucial gate is doing in these three minutes. He is also the most important thing."
Augsburg's dependency by Gregoritsch
Pepi could become important in the season finale when the node bursts. Because striker gates have rarity value in the FCA in the second half - with the exception of Gregoritsch. In addition to the dimensional Austrian, only the currently injured Alfred Finnbogason already met again. At Florian Lechtechner, Andi Zeqiri, Ruben Vargas and just Pepi is still the zero.
You always sees the sum with claims, that's not right. The sum is simply owed today.
The Augsburg record releases of up to 16 million euros inevitably moves in the focus. The tries to counteract weinzierl. "One sees the sum again and again with claims, that's not right. The sum is simply owed today. Earlier or later he will make his gates for the Augsburg." When looking at the table and the relegation of the club is clear: better earlier than later.