The Athletic’s German football reporter Seb Stafford-Bloor has taken to Twitter to summarise Leeds United defender Robin Koch‘s display for Frankfurt on Sunday – saying Koch had a “bad old time” of it.
The 27-year-old has started and finished all four of Frankfurt’s matches this season – featuring in the Bundesliga, Conference League qualifiers and the DFB Pokal. On Sunday, Frankfurt travelled to Mainz.
His loan side’s second Bundesliga match of the season. But it was Koch to blame for Mainz’s opener. Going up to head away a cross, he clattered into goalkeeper Kevin Trapp. Lee Jae-Sung headed home.
Clearly frustrated, the on-loan Leeds man then flew into a tackle out wide – picking up a yellow card. A tackle that Stafford-Bloor described as “ridiculous”. Not a good day at the office for the Frankfurt man.
Frankfurt did rescue a point even after going down to 10 men – Omar Marmoush scoring in injury time. Koch has played his last game for us – joining Frankfurt on loan. His contract is set to end next summer.
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Leeds defender Koch slammed for Frankfurt display on Sunday
Koch had been one of the players to leave Leeds this summer that had actually started well. Marc Roca is the other, impressing in Spain with Real Betis. This weekend just gone, it was dismal for four loanees.
Max Wober suffered a 3-0 home defeat to Nadiem Amiri’s Leverkusen – Amiri, remaining an unused sub. Rasmus Kristensen and Diego Llorente were hooked at half-time as Roma were beaten by Hellas Verona.
Brenden Aaronson picked up a red card, two yellows on 21 minutes. Tyler Adams and Jack Harrison are still injured and yet to make their debuts for Bournemouth and Everton. Not a good start to 2023-24.