Hamburg coach Markus Gisdol says United States attacker Bobby Wooden is in a “unfavourable spiral” and recommended he may quickly lose his place within the workforce.
Wooden, 24, stayed on the Bundesliga membership in the summertime regardless of hyperlinks with the Premier League however he has scored simply two league objectives within the calendar yr.
On Saturday, Wooden performed for 56 minutes in Hamburg’s 2-1 defeat at Hertha Berlin, touching the ball solely 19 occasions in a largely nameless show. His substitute, 17-year-old Jann-Fiete Arp, then scored simply 17 minutes after his introduction.
“We do every thing to assist him, however we will not do greater than we do proper now,” Gisdol instructed reporters. “It is as much as Bobby to tug himself out of it.”
Hamburg host Stuttgart forward of the upcoming worldwide break and Gisdol recommended Wooden might be dropped, saying: “In the long run, the efficiency precept additionally applies to him.
“All of it falls collectively. He is descended right into a unfavourable spiral from which he has to free himself. He has the potential to be ahead, however he’s not in any form of kind proper now. He would possibly give it his all, however issues should not going nicely for him by some means.”
Gisdol’s newest feedback come simply 4 days after he mentioned Wooden was “on his approach out” of his present predicament.
Wooden can be coping with the frustration of the U.S.’s stunning failure to qualify for the World Cup. He scored an important equaliser in a draw in opposition to Honduras on Sept. 5 and one other purpose in a rout of Panama earlier this month, nevertheless it turned out to be for naught as he failed to search out the online in opposition to Trinidad and Tobago on Oct. 10.
In the meantime, Hamburg are 16th within the 18-team Bundesliga, taking simply seven factors from 10 video games, with six of them coming from two wins on the primary two match days of the season.
They’ve scored three objectives within the eight matches since then, taking only one additional level in a goalless dwelling draw with fellow strugglers Werder Bremen.
Stephan Uersfeld is the Germany correspondent for ESPN FC. Comply with him on Twitter @uersfeld.