New, old captain: Will this FCN professional get the band-aid again?

Will there be a change of captain at Nuremberg next season? If it depends on the new coach, it’s not out of the question.

In the friendly match against Austrian first division team Hartberg, Enrico Valentini wore the captain’s armband in the second half. So, will the former captain make a comeback? At least Cristian Fiél doesn’t rule out this possibility, as he told ‘Bild’.


« Of course I think of such a personality, how not to think of someone who has such experience, who has such an identification with the club that can also be relied on, » said the FCN coach. It’s not that important for him that the captain is regularly on the pitch: « He’s not necessarily someone who plays 34 games in 90 minutes, not at all. For me, he has to be the one who can lead the team.

Which also speaks for Valentini: former captain Christopher Schindler will be out until October due to his cruciate ligament rupture. It’s quite possible that the Nürnberg team will soon have a new and old captain.

Author: Jacqueline MANNESSIER