Arsenal loanee Jordi Osei-Tutu was benched for the third match in a row over the weekend, and he’s yet to play a single minute under new head coach Thomas Reis.
Osei-Tutu initially joined Bochum on loan this summer with Robin Dutt managing the club. The right-back started two of the first four league games under the coach, featuring on the pitch in all of them.
When Dutt left, things still appeared to be going in the right direction for Osei-Tutu. He scored a crucial goal in his last substitute appearance for Dutt before completing his first 90 minutes under caretaker manager Heiko Butscher.
Then Thomas Reis was appointed as the club’s permanent head coach, and things haven’t gone so well since then. Osei-Tutu has at least been involved in all three matchday squads under Reis, but he’s yet to even make a substitute appearance for the team.
Bochum’s form has very mildly improved, though not enough. They’re still yet to win a league game this season, but they’ve avoided any defeats with Reis as head coach, drawing 2-2, 1-1 and 2-2 again.
In fact, they’re just as close to the bottom of the league as they were when Reis joined, with bottom club Wehen Wiesbaden also picking up three points in three games.
It’s possible that stagnation might convince the coach to give Osei-Tutu another chance in the team, but the first few games don’t bode well for the Arsenal youngster’s chances.