Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng who was raised in Germany was lost earlier this year.
The weight of the pace attack and a physical condition not always had the sparkling finish in the top of list of culprits for the bad start to the season.
To limit the performance of Prince, it must be said, they were also the game and the deployment of the team.
It seemed that never ever could assume the role of playmaker. A lack of technical and creativity made it impossible to use him in support of the strikers.
The problem was instead mostly tactical. Boateng is certainly not a playmaker in the classic sense of the role.
That is, a guy who can receive the ball in tight spaces and with all the pressure to find opponents played enlightening, even in the absence of rhythm, able to break down opposing defenses.
Prince is a relentless wave, a sapper with a license to invent the unexpected masterpiece.
The force of his attack comes from the confidence generated by the intensity in the middle of the field.
In the derby is just the place. Present it as an external attack on three has perhaps taken a little ‘pressure, because the field has actually taken the role of playmaker that earned him much criticism.
The opponents do not find it between the lines and in this condition the Ghanaian is great performance. Contrasts powerful as anything but trivial assists.
This is Boateng, a ten dynamic and modern looking spaces and athletic comparison.