After a long break from injury, Jannes Horn (24) is back at 1. FC Köln as a left wing substitute.
cologne – Janis Horn (24 years old) went through very long agony. back from 1. FC Köln He missed the entirety of preparations under new coach Stephen Baumgart (49) due to a thigh operation, but he is now back in team training and is also collecting matches for matches. A quick checkout can become an important component of the Baumgart system!
It’s now eleven days of Bundesliga matches, and Horn hasn’t been on the field for a minute.
But on Wednesday it was the first time since the relegation game against Kiel that the Braunschweig native has returned to a game with the professional team.
It was only a friendly match at the Franz Kremer stadium against second-division club SC Paderborn. But there is only one thing for Horne: collecting match drills (playing 61 minutes) and facing him again against an opponent with more interference than he had in training!
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Last Friday (November 5) he was allowed to play for 45 minutes at U21 against Wuppertaler SV. Used as a central defender, in this position the 1.86m tall man played from time to time under Marcus Gisdol (52) last season and did his job with full force.
But at Baumgart, the Horn should be considered primarily left-handed. The position occupied by Captain Jonas Hector (31) since the start of the season.
But Hector Flexible in the midfield can also be used in the half position, in the defensive midfield or in the tenth position. Because Horn has a bargaining chip that Baumgart loves: his speed!
In addition, Horn impresses with a certain quality of the wing.
Especially regarding the fact that 1. FC Köln is the club in the Bundesliga, Who hits the most crosses in the game, a heavy argument for blondes when it comes to potential posting times.
In the middle, Anthony Modeste (33), who is currently the best player in the league, awaits with a header.
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The left-footed bourne was as good as it was out of the FC window. He was brought in in 2017 from Wolfsburg VfL for seven million euros and was already stamped as a wrong buy with relegation at the time, loaned to Hannover 96 in 2019.
There Horn gained new self-confidence and returned to the Bailey Goats last season, having had at least a solid half season despite the team’s very poor overall performance.
Now – delayed – start under Baumgart. When the full-back began individual training on the pitch a few weeks ago, he said regarding Baumgart: “I’ve had good conversations with the coach and I can see he’s counting on me.” The next few weeks will tell us!