Moritz Jenz

CENTRAL DEFENDER

Second position: Right back (occassionaly)

Signed by: Lausanne-Sport

Nationality: Germany

DOB: 30.04.1999

Height: 1.90m

Foot: Right

Contract: 30.06.2023

Video

High potential CB, 4x selected in the 'Best 11' Swiss Super League 2021

CHARACTERISTICS

Born in Germany to a Nigerian mother and father, Moritz joined Fulham at the age of 16 and after spending time with the Under-16s, he signed a scholarship deal in the summer of 2015. He was made the captain of the U18's and one of the key players in the U23.

 

On 25 August 2020, Jenz joined newly-promoted Swiss Super League side Lausanne-Sport on a permanent deal. The following month, he made his professional debut, coming on as a substitute in a 2–1 win over Servette. His consistently strong performances led to an impressive 4x selection in the 'Best 11' of the Swiss Super League, climbing the ranks with 19 starts in 22 games.

 

Moritz Jenz played his enitre youth at Fulham up to Fulham U23. In summer 2020, Moritz signed a 3 years contract at Lausanne-Sport playing in the Swiss Super League,

OVERVIEW:

Moritz plays as a centre-back in a tactical formation with 4 defenders. He stands out as a very reliable, consistent player, comfortable with the ball with good pass quality at all distances, has a good 1v1 defensive technique. He is a smart player, his actions are always on time - never too early, never too late.

PHYSICAL:

Moritz is a player with a good body mass ratio that feels comfortable in the physical duels. Good agility and coordination, with a good pace at all distances. Good jumping with very good mindset for the aerial duels.

MENTAL:

He is a concentrated player with good reading of the game and anticipation. Moritz has a very strong but also pleasant character, a very good rate of individual and collective work. Good leadership skills.

 

SPECIFIC SKILLS AND BEHAVIORS:

When the team has possession: Moritz is a centre-back with good coordination and technique that is comfortable with the ball. He doesn’t fear the pressure from the opposing forwards, and in those situations he can easily overcome that pressure with his good composure and technique, dribbling his way to a safe place. Good first touch and pass quality at all distances, he is capable of playing to inner and long options.

When the team does not have possession: An intelligent player with good understanding of the tackling timings. Strong in the 1v1 duels, he has good aggressive attitude, agility, pace and strength. Concentrated he anticipates the opponents’ movements, has a good positioning, so, because of that, he is capable of clearing much of the opponents’ offensive game. Good depth coverage with a good pace at all distances. Good jumping and header.

DEFENSIVE TRANSITIONS: Good reaction to the loss of the ball, with good aggressive attitude, reading of the game and positioning. He is usually among the first trying to recover the ball.

OFFENSIVE TRANSITIONS: He usually decides well the transition and plays it safe for a teammate to remove the ball from the pressure zone.

SET PIECES:

- (Attacking): Usually inside the 18-yard box for the possible finish.

- (Defending): Usually man marking inside the 18-yard area.