Letsch debut for Bochum goes wrong

RB Leipzig’s Sturm stars Timo Werner and Christopher Nkunku thoroughly spoiled Thomas Letsch’s debut as coach of Bundesliga bottom VfL Bochum. The recently often scolded Werner and Nkunku shone on Saturday in the well-deserved 4-0 (2-0) against an overwhelmed relegation candidate with two goals each.

In addition to Werner (15th/53rd), who scored his goals 100 and 101 in the RB dress, Nkunku (23rd) first scored a penalty kick and in the 85th after a strong attack that sealed Bochum’s seventh defeat of the season. Nkunku (64′) even hit the post in the second half.

Rose and Letsch know each other

Bochum, who started badly historically and were still well served with the result, are still without a win with one point from eight games. For Letsch, who recently inherited the dismissed Thomas Reis, the road to remaining in the class in this form will be a long one. On the other hand succeeded Marco Rosewho replaced Domenico Tedesco at the beginning of September, his second success in the fourth competitive game as RB coach and made amends for the 0-3 defeat at Borussia Mönchengladbach before the international break.

Letsch, who has been friends with Rose since they were at Red Bull Salzburg, didn’t let himself be looked at when it came to the line-up before the game – in the end he went for a 3-5-2 at the start. Debutant Jannes Horn and Jacek Goralski rotated in for Kevin Stöger and Philipp Hofmann. Bochum’s five-man chain should be stable, but the hosts quickly found their gaps.

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