Frederik Rönnow: Thinking positive and building confidence
After losing the Revierderby last weekend, all eyes now turn toward the clash with VfB Stuttgart this Friday evening (30/10, 20.30 CET). “What happened in the past, belongs in the past,” says goalkeeper Frederik Rönnow. “We have to look forward instead.”
Rönnow makes it clear that the team had hoped for better against Borussia Dortmund, yet he is remaining upbeat that the team’s quality will eventually shine through: “I am convinced that we are going to be successful again,” he says.
The new arrival has seen progression in training and in matches, even if results haven’t been up to standard so far. “We fought hard against BVB and were really strong defensively, especially in the first half,” said the 28-year-old. The Dane recognises the problems affecting the team, however: “We didn’t create enough when we had possession of the ball, meaning that we ended up on the backfoot too often.”
I want to work hard and stop as many shots as possible – that’s why I’m here.
It is now important to head into the Stuttgart match with a positive attitude. “If we do that, then I think we will get a good result,” said Rönnow, who doesn’t want to let any doubt creep in. “We need to trust in ourselves, and that will only come if we think positively and get back to having success again.” The keeper remains humble when it comes to discussing his role at the club, though. “I want to work hard and stop as many shots as possible – that’s why I’m here.”