Silvan Widmer recently scored two goalscorer successes: for 1. FSV Mainz 05 and the Swiss national team. It gives the defender confidence for the task at hand at VfB Stuttgart – just like the speeches of coach Bo Svensson.
Appreciates his trainer: Silvan Widmer. images imago / Martin Hoffmann
Goals are rare moments of success for defenders, especially hits like Silvan Widmer’s. “Of course: you can win hearts with goals like this,” the Mainz defender said of his successful shots against Borussia Mönchengladbach and Italy (both 1-1). In the Bundesliga it worked with a big blow, when qualifying for the World Cup with the Swiss national team with a big blow. Since then, he “took the momentum with him,” says Widmer. And those who score goals gain self-confidence. “It’s always the same thing.”
Widmer and Mainz are now far from major depression. With a victory over VfB Stuttgart (kick-off at 8:30 p.m., LIVE! To the kicker), Rhine Hesse could score points 19, 20 and 21. Mainz, including the cup victory against Bielefeld (3: 2) , have been undefeated for five games, while the Swabians have been waiting for a win for six games. “They have their backs to the wall and absolutely want to win,” said Widmer and demanded: “We must be as hungry for points as they are.”
Widmer wants to go to Qatar
The necessary fire is kindled by trainer Bo Svensson, whose moving speeches Widmer appreciates. “Bo is great,” enthused the 28-year-old and explained: “He knows exactly when to make noise. After the Cologne game, he showed us scenes that were not good. felt like we were all having the drive to do better right away. ” Seemingly clear words from the Danish – after a 1: 1 notice.
In Stuttgart, Widmer can probably turn words into action as well. The Swiss are among the regulars this season. One goal: to travel to Qatar with Switzerland for the 2022 World Cup. “I played the European Championship, the World Cup is still missing”, he says – and wants to convince Nati Murat’s coach Yakin with offensive qualities. “Sometimes my crosses are still too imprecise. I want more points on the striker,” admits Widmer, who trains both feet for business and assists. Good prerequisites for winning a heart or two.