On Tuesday evening, offensive star Rodrigo Zalazar
reacted to rumors of a dispute with coach Frank Kramer
- and made his view of things particularly clear. "I've received many messages because of a report," the 23-year-old wrote in an Instagram story. Kramer is reportedly not alone in this assessment. At all levels of the club, the opinion prevails that Zalazar only has room for 30 minutes, the newspaper wrote. In recent games, the ten-man had mostly only taken on the role of the noble joker. Everything in it is "a lie, I never had a bad conversation with the coach". Whenever he speaks with Kramer, "we have a positive conversation and always with a confident message. I always respect the decisions of the coach," Zalazar concluded, garnishing the message with a photo of the two Schalker. Earlier, Bild had reported that Kramer and Zalazar had clashed before the derby at Borussia Dortmund. The 50-year-old is said to have asked his player for a one-to-one talk and explained to him why he was not in the starting eleven against BVB. Zalazar, however, was anything but in agreement with this - so the Bild report. The Uruguayan was substituted in the 81st minute, but could not avert the 0:1 defeat.