For ex-Bayern player Holger Badstuber, the adventure in Switzerland doesn’t really work out yet. After the 32-year-old central defender and his club, FC Luzern, lost 3-1 at FC Lugano on Sunday, he was met with harsh criticism from some Swiss media.
For example, they saw him as “by far the worst player” on the pitch Lucerne newspaper. “Against the fast-paced Lugano counterattack, his lack of basic speed is evident. He also acts awkwardly in possession.”
Other Swiss media also took the defense lawyer to court. Of the SRF was the headline of the “school boy” Badstuber, the tabloid newspaper view also saw in him the worst man on the field: “The way he is danced out before the 1: 2 by Zan Celar (opponent from FC Lugano; editor’s note) makes him look very old.”
Already in Last summer, Badstuber’s poor performance attracted criticism from some newspapers. At that time there was talk of the “senior citizen” who acted “woodenly” and “too slowly”. “At best he is still a caricature of his best days, so that he almost arouses pity,” wrote Central plus.
Badstuber moved from VfB Stuttgart to FC Luzern in the Swiss Super League in the summer transfer window. So far he has played 16 games there. In addition to VfB, the 32-year-old also played for FC Bayern and FC Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga.