Rheinhessen sporting director Martin Schmidt, meanwhile, declined to specifically back head-coach Jan Siewert to remain in charge.
“It’s brutally disappointing to have been beaten here again,” Burkardt noted, “It’s just shit at the moment. A shit situation. After the 0-1, we completely buckled and got in over our heads. The last 20-30 minutes of the first-half were a disgrace. We’re talking about the same shit every week and we don’t execute.”
Burkardt did try and make it clear that he did not blame head-coach Jan Siewert for the team’s performance, specifically stating that the newly installed gaffer could only influence so much “inside the lines of the playing surface”. Club sporting director Martin Schmidt – meanwhile – was far less supportive of his trainer after watching the team’s winless run extended to 11 games.
“We didn’t get and points and won’t get any further like this,” Schmidt said, “This was another game that fit the pattern of recent weeks. A good phase followed up by passivity. We’ll certainly sit down and analyze the game tomorrow, then see what the next steps are. We can’t go on like this. We need wins. We’ve not been winning for weeks. A few things have to change.”