Bayern Munich loanee Adrian Fein cannot win.
The 22-year-old moved to SpVgg Greuther Fürth in hopes of establishing himself, but has hit another roadblock, just one year after a wasted loan at PSV Eindhoven. Fein specifically went to Fürth because of its possession-based system, but the team quickly shifted to a squad focusing on quick transitions, which does not make the best use of Fein’s talent (per Bild):
On paper, Fürth’s midfielder Adrian Fein (22) is still one of the most valuable players in the Kleeblatt with a market value of 2.5 million euros. But on the pitch, the Bayern loan (until the end of the season) is so far almost worthless. The Munich native has only had two games with a total of 22 minutes (!). Even worse: In the last four games, Fein did not even make it into the matchday squad.
The change in style has not suite Fein at all and it does not sounds like that will change any time soon.
“The priority has to be set differently. Defensive behavior is crucial for us. We can’t define ourselves in this league through possession soccer,” said manager Stefan Leitl “Adrian has to get it right on the training pitch. I expect a significant improvement in performance from him.”