Monday , March 1 2021

The newcomer Jonas Omlin: first defeat, then Nati squadron

(Sda) Last Saturday, Jonas Omlin did not know if she should cry or cheer up. He had just lost 2-4 with FC Basel in Thun. Then he received the news that he was appointed to the injured Roman Bürki in the national team. "First, the disappointment of the defeat with the FCB was higher, but when I spoke to Patrick Foletti (goal coach of the national team), the joy of the squad was already huge."

Omlin is after Gregor Kobel in September and David von Ballmoos in October, the next new and promising Swiss goalkeeper, national coach Vladimir Petkovic conceded a few days the air of SFV. Omlin, the 24-year-old Schlaks of Sarnen in the Obwalden corner, arrived, where he had already dreamed as a child when he "picked up the panini images of the players of the Swiss World Cup."

Thus, the rapid rise of Omlin undergoes a temporary climax. Only in the spring of 2017, he was able to replace FC Luzern David Zibung as the main goalkeeper. After a single season complete as number 1 in central Switzerland, he followed the call to FC Basel last summer. "It was the step in the right direction," says Omlin. He had not known the day of the transfer, where he would be classified in the FCB hierarchy. "It was not yet clear that Tomas Vaclik would change."

Vaclik was finally transferred to Sevilla, and FC Basel signed to German Dan Hansen of FC Ingolstadt, but number 1 was Jonas Omlin. "I was already advancing with the FCB and I can make even more progress," said the central Swiss. Because: "Basel is a shoe larger than Lucerne".

Omlin also wants to move forward in the national team this week. Of course, he does not raise any claim as a newbie, but he wants to take advantage of his training with Yann Sommer. "I am anxious to experience its positive charisma, has an incredible presence in the court, is strong with the feet and is involved in the game, it is a complete goalkeeper, an excellent example."

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