He hasn’t been around for long, but has developed into a real size within the 1. FC Kaiserslautern team in recent games: Boris Tomiak scored his third goal of the season in the 2-0 win against Saarbrücken. Today, Sunday, he is a guest at SWR Sport RLP.
His post-game analyzes are to the point – sober, factual, calm. After successful games he focuses on the overall performance of his team, after defeats Boris Tomiak shows himself clearly and reflects on the microphone. After the 2-0 win at 1. FC Saarbrücken, Tomiak summed it up in a nutshell: “The effort was right, our game plan was right. That was by far a well-deserved victory.” Tomiak played a big part in this, not only because of his defensive strength: In the 32nd minute, a free kick from Hendrick Zuck landed on the post and Tomiak headed the rebound into the net.
Plenty of club experience
Boris Tomiak is a child of the Ruhr area – a real Essen boy. He spent his youth here and played for several clubs in the “Pott”. His first stop at all was FC Stoppenberg eV, a small football club in Essen. He moved into the ranks of the professionals in 2017 through appearances in the youth team of SSV Rotthausen, Schalke 04 and Rot-Weiss Essen: Boris Tomiak was more and more convincing. In 2019, SG Wattenscheid 09 came up to the then 21-year-old, to which he then also switched.
Continue to the 1. FC Kaiserslautern
But it wasn’t for a long time. The traditional club from Bochum filed for bankruptcy three months later. The time before he moved to Düsseldorf was not an easy one for him: “My way to this point [Anm. d. Red: Kaiserslautern] was not easy, but I always believed in my chance. The fact that SG Wattenscheid 09 first had to file for bankruptcy and that the ball in the Regionalliga Nord no longer rolled at Altona 93 after the outbreak of the Corona pandemic were extraordinary circumstances. “He has been strengthening the Red Devils since June of this year.
A central defender with many strengths
Tomiak is known for his mentality on the pitch. He is strong at the head, has a high degree of flexibility on the defensive and convinces with his strength in duels. Not to be forgotten is his good development game, with which he initiates dangerous counterattacks in the opposing half. Boris Tomiak has been stabilizing the FCK’s triple chain for many weeks and has played a major role in the fact that after a difficult start to the season, FCK is now at the top with 22 points.