SC Freiburg manager Christian Streich is really one of a kind. Considered a bit of a mad genius by some, Streich just has a different way about him that makes it extremely hard not to like him.
One set of folks who probably feel the same way are the groundskeepers over at SC Freiburg. When trying to prep for Sunday’s Bundesliga showdown with Bayern Munich, snow covered the practice pitch, which left the grounds crew scrambling to clear the pitch.
Enter Streich Force.
The SC Freiburg manager grabbed his shovel and got to work — like you knew he would:
#Streich: "Wir Trainer haben trainiert, weil wir den Schnee geschoben haben mit den Platzwarten. Und dann konnten wir auch trainieren. Aber z.B. kein 11-gegen-11, weil wir keinen ganzen Platz hatten. Aber das war OK. Da war's auch lustig im Training." pic.twitter.com/lUr4dzPWFa— SC Freiburg (@scfreiburg) January 15, 2021
We coaches trained, because we shoveled the snow with the groundskeepers. And then we also could train. But no 11v11, for example, because we didn’t have the whole space. But it was OK. It was funny in training, too.
If there is such a thing as karma, it will surely be on the side of Steich and his boys this weekend. Hansi Flick had better walk around Munich today offering to help old ladies cross the street or something.
Anyway, Streich might also have the most rationale approach to looking at Bayern Munich’s recent slump as well.
“For months they played with an insane energy,” said Streich (as captured by kicker). “That was an extraordinary performance by the coaches and players. And now things aren’t going so well — that’s just human nature. Even with certain players who are world-class, there comes a phase when they don’t play at their top edge, even if they want to at all costs and are the strongest of them all, not only in terms of soccer but also mentally. That’s why Bayern Munich gets goals now and then and doesn’t win every game.”