Magath frustrated by lack of leaders

Schalke coach Felix Magath admits his team are lacking a leader on

the pitch, after they lost ground on Bundesliga leaders Bayern

Munich.

The Royal Blues lost 4-2 at struggling Hannover at the

weekend, and Magath feels his team could do with someone in the

mould of Bayern Munich’s Mark van Bommel to help their cause.

“If (goalkeeper) Manuel Neuer player 30 metres further

forward he would be the ideal captain,” Magath told the Bild

newspaper.

“Without a leader we, having made it 2-2 in Hannover,

immediately did too little again.

“We need someone like Mark van Bommel, who prevents that.

Peer Kluge is not playing at his limit. Heiko Westermann is under

so much pressure that he is not developing further at this moment

in time.

“Either someone grows into the leadership role or we have to

get one.”