Monday, December 04, 2006
Three red crads within three months is a new Bundesliga record
The 27 year old Macedonian international is speechless: "Why is it always me?". The Eintracht Frankfurt defender received 3 red cards within 3 months and set up a new Bundesliga record. Former Bayer Leverkusen defender Jens Nowotny (now at Dinamo Zagreb) holds the Bundesliga record with 8 red cards ... but unlike Vasoski, Nowotny received them within 10 years!
New Bundesliga record
The biggest German football magazine "Kicker" recently speculated about the reasons for Vasoski's three red cards he received within 13 Bundesliga matches and 82 days: 3rd round in Mainz: red card; 9th round in München:yellow-red card; 13th round in Bochum: red card. Thats a new Bundesliga record! In the last season the Macedonian defender didn't receive a single red card during the whole season. He was booked with yellow 8 times in the 2005/06 season, which is an avarage amount for a defender in the Bundesliga. But this season everything seems to go wrong with the Macedonian and he himself doesn't understand why this is happening to him.
"I don't understand why this is happening to me", Vasoski said recently. But the Kicker magazine speculates, that it might be some psychological problems, the Macedonian international faces during the past months. Regarded as one of the best Eintracht Frankfurt defenders of the past season, Vasoski has claimed a formidable reputation in Germany as a high class defender. Nevertheless the 27 year old was relegated onto the bench by Macedonia coach Srecko Katanec, due to an incident last June, when the defender refused to appear to a friendly match, although being injured. Perhaps this relagation to the bench, caused a lack of self confidence and a lack of concentration on the pitch. Above that Vasoski seems to have been quite an unlucky fellow with women. A seperation from his girlfriend recently was a real blow for the Macedonian, especially after some German tabloid newspapers revealed that there was a marriage planed, just a few weeks before the seperation.
Macedonian defenders in the Bundesliga
Quite an interesting fact is, that there are a total of 4 high class Macedonian defenders right now playing in the Bundesliga. All of them received calls by Srecko Katanec and have been major contributors to Macedonia's solid defence until recently. Two of them, Alkesandar Mitreski and Igor Mitrevski play for Energie Cottbus, who are the surprise team of this season. Nikolce Noveski is probably the Macedonian defender with the highest reputation in Germany, although his team Mainz 05 has a very bad run this season and is currently on the 18th rank of the Bundesliga table. Finally our unlucky fellow Aleksander Vasoski at Eintracht Frankfurt has had a terriffic 2005/06 season. Hopefully he will recover from his psychological setbacks caused by the seperation from his girlfriend, bench warming in the national team and the three red cards within 82 days, so he can continue with his fine performances in the Bundesliga.
29.11.2006 by Igor Krstic - http://www.jadransport.org
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