Möhwald nevertheless takes positives from the season so far. “We have been competitive in all of our games so far. We had a chance in every game except the one against Hertha,” said the 27-year-old, whose point was backed up by the wins against Mainz and Hannover before Christmas. “At the weekend we were lucky that all of our direct competitors lost,” said Möhwald of the Bundesliga table. “It was clear before the season that things weren’t going to be easy.” That doesn’t mean that the squad isn’t dealing with the pressure of the current situation, because that pressure “is always there” according to Möhwald.
Towards the end of 2020, Kevin Möhwald convinced with his improved performances. Now he wants to take on a more important role within the team: “The period before Christmas was definitely a stress test in a way, and I came through it well,” he says with confidence. Although he still isn’t back to 100% fitness after his long injury lay-off last season, Möhwald reckons that he is on the right track and should soon be ready to feature for 90 minutes. “I have shown that I can be a goal threat, that I’m secure in possession and can pass it well. That’s what I want to bring to the team,” says the 27-year-old, who still needs to work on the physical side of his game in order to better help the team. Möhwald also wants to improve his leadership qualities: “I am naturally the kind of guy who gives orders, but in terms of leadership I’m not where I want to be. But I’m feel better with every game.”