Saturday evening and the village was crowded when we arrived. The people came from near and far excited and curious about the game they’ll follow from the stands. Of course they heard about the new faces wearing the blue and black kit for the first time, and of course they’re looking forward to see them play this evening. Many of the supporters have been happy with the outcome so far. Gathering nine points in the first six games was more than they expected, and the latest results show that Gigiboys are in reach and a fourth victory should be feasible this night.
But let’s talk about the new faces before: the Chief wasn’t happy with the overall progress of the team and therefore he talked with the complete stuff behind closed doors to find a better solution for the near future and we all know now what decisions have been made in that chamber beginning last week. The Chief himself became active and signed four new players within only one day. The needed money has been raised by selling Jérôme Ange for a record transfer prize of almost six million Swiss Francs. The 23 years old striker signed a new contract in the Netherlands.
“We intend to rejuvenate the squad without decreasing the strength too much. We recognized there is a weakness in the midfield and that’s the sector we have to work on for the upcoming time. The first step was to hire two midfielders having the quality comparable to Coach Nik Zenger and future Coach Urs Gmür but at younger age.” said the Chief only minutes before the game. “Those players will be the base for our near future, in which we have one vision called ‘promotion to the third’, and they shall help us to accomplish our next mission ‘stay in the fourth’. By the way we’re very happy that the team is still an all-Swiss team!”
The Chief also found two prospects with only seventeen years of age. Coach Nik Zenger told us, he’s proud to give two talented young guys the chance to continue or launch their individual career here in Rünenberg. The two young men arrived early enough to play their first game on Wednesday, when the Gold Rushers played their first match in the Gotthard Cup. Melchior Frank scored two goals during his first appearance which is a very good debut. Kelaja Silvius had chances too, but he failed to score. Anyway these two talents will hopefully learn a lot here.
We had the unique chance for a short talk with Urs Ramsey and Cornelius von Lerber, those two new midfielders, right after their first game just finished:
“I’m so happy being here today. It is another big step in my career. I have always dreamed of playing in the Golden League and now I’ll get the chance sooner or later. I wished today’s result would be different but sometimes the opponent is simply better or more lucky than expected. I would like to thank all the lads and supporters for the wonderful and warm welcome, and I promise to pay back soon.” Cornelius von Lerber said.
“I wondered when Coach Zenger will give me the sign to warm up; in fact I should have been in the starting eleven. I can’t understand why we lost that game. Give me some weeks and I’ll be able to show my full excellence. I just landed here, my friends, but I have not yet arrived.“ Urs Ramsey meant.
The game ended different to the plan Chief Roger had: “Gigiboys had some troubles during the next week because their keeper suffered a bad injury. We knew he’ll be back and it would be harder than it was for the others teams before. But we have been confident to keep those three points at the Mill. Obviously we couldn’t. The score-line of 0-4 was much too high in my opinion, but we can’t change now. Next week we’ll meet them at their site and who knows, maybe we’ll take the edge then.”
Next to come is another match in the Gotthard-Cup on Wednesday, be there.