Schalke: Mikhailov helps leadership, now threatens the bank
Ko Itura and Thomas Ouwejan are both 25 years old. One, Itkura, was thus in addition to the two Ü-30 professionals Salif Sané (31) and Marcin Kaminski (30) in the game against the SC Paderborn (2: 0) of the youngest in the defense, the other, Ouwejan, before the 23-year-old Blendi Irdizi and the two 21-year-old Florian Flick and Darko Churlinov the oldest in midfield.
In this team part Dimitrios Grammozis put on the department "Young Wilde", whereby the coach surprised especially with a personnel: Yaroslav Mikhailov could mix from the age in the U 19, against Paderborn was the 18-year-old, which was only in summer Only guest players had been and then committed as a loan force of Zenit St. Petersburg, but in the starting, while starred professionals like Dominick Drexler and Danny Latza were only on the bench. For Mikhailov Rodrigo Zalazar had to give way over the Grammozis says that this is currently "a small delle in his performance".
Surprise-eight Mikhailov, on the other hand, was allowed to "prove themselves". He was then it then, the on the left attack side out the free kick, which led to the early 1: 0. Also highlighting is Mikhailov's precise crossing in the extension of the first half, Simon Terodde could not control the ball perfectly.
But not everything has long been convincing what Mikhailov fabricated. Shortly before the break, it developed a counterattack from his pitiful shot attempt, which almost brought the SC Paderborn to the interim settlement.
The bottom line can be said: The 18-year-old has made his cause well, against the Karlsruhe SC in a week is not again able to expect him in the face of the well-known competition in the startup.