Mainz is a team with a history of always reinventing themselves every season in the Bundesliga. This season is no exception.
They are struggling to be consistent in every game, and keep the hopes of teeming fans alive as an integral team in the league.
Unfortunately, the league table paints a team on the verge of relegation.
In their last game on Sunday against Augsburg, they lacked bite from defence to attack. And the match ended 2-0 for Augsburg
Mainz were helpless against Augsburg
Anthony Ujah, who joined the team in the winter transfer season and came into the match in the 61st minute for Quaison, acknowledged their impotence against Augsburg.
He told Bundesligavibes, „We started the match very well. We controlled the game from the beginning until we conceded the first goal“
“After the first goal, we lost concentration and started to make individual mistakes.”
“In general, we gave everything against a team that was supported at home and dangerous in crosses and set pieces. This is one of their strengths. Today, they were able to use it.“
“We threw everything in and unfortunately conceded another goal in the last minute.“
Hope is not lost
However, Utah still believes Mainz can surmount their problems and survive relegation angst.
“We have a chance because we are on the same points with three other teams, fortunately for us, none of them picked up points this weekend.“
“Hopefully next weekend will be our chance to get three points.“
Mainz have produced important personalities like Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel and Christian Heidel among others. The current coach, Sandro Schwarz, could walk in their footsteps.
Their next games are against Leipzig, Dortmund and Bremen.
I hope they can get their acts together and revive the fighting spirit that is associated with Mainz in the Bundesliga.
N.B Leon Balogun, another Nigerian that plays for Mainz could not see action against Augsburg because of bruised ribs.