<div class="td-post-featured-image"><figure><img width="696" height="497" class="entry-thumb" src="https://volksblatt.at/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/1558588822_BLD_Online-696x497.jpg" srcset="https://volksblatt.at/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/1558588822_BLD_Online-696x497.jpg 696w, https://volksblatt.at/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/1558588822_BLD_Online-300x214.jpg 300w, https://volksblatt.at/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/1558588822_BLD_Online-1024x731.jpg 1024w, https://volksblatt.at/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/1558588822_BLD_Online-768x548.jpg 768w, https://volksblatt.at/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/1558588822_BLD_Online-100x70.jpg 100w, https://volksblatt.at/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/1558588822_BLD_Online-1068x763.jpg 1068w, https://volksblatt.at/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/1558588822_BLD_Online-588x420.jpg 588w, https://volksblatt.at/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/1558588822_BLD_Online.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 696px) 100vw, 696px" alt="" title="LASK stolpert über Tirol: „Haben viele Geschenke verteilt“"/><figcaption class="wp-caption-text copyright">© APA / EXPA / REINHARD EISENBAUER</figcaption></figure></div> <!-- Entweder gibt es keine banner, oder die banner sind deaktiviert oder hier nicht entsprechend eingestellt! --><p>LASK stumbled across WSG Tirol at the start of the spring in the Bundesliga. <a href="https://www.de24.news/"><img class="alignnone size-medium" src="https://www.de24.news/a1/de24.png" alt="© www.de24.news" width="400" height="20" /></a> The Upper Austrians suffered a bitter but performance-related 2: 4 defeat in the first game in 2021 when they returned to Pasching, after which they are only number four in the table after the 13th round. <a href="https://www.de24.news/"><img class="alignnone size-medium" src="https://www.de24.news/a1/de24.png" alt="© www.de24.news" width="400" height="20" /></a> The Tyroleans are four points behind as fifth at unusual heights, but they are not euphoric, the clear goal remains relegation.
“ The disappointment is of course very big. We have big plans, but at the end of the day we weren’t ready enough to implement these things, ”said LASK trainer Dominik Thalhammer. Structural problems were the main reason for the defeat. “We were way too impatient in our attacking efforts, so we lost a lot of the ball, and Wattens was very dangerous in the counter attacks. The y have become more and more self-confident, we have become more and more discouraged, ”analyzed the ex-ÖFB women’s team boss.
The tour out of nowhere by Peter Michorl (25th) didn’t give the Linzers the momentum they had hoped for. With three hits within twelve minutes, the Tyroleans turned the game around. David Gugganig (29th) hit his head after a corner. Nikolai Baden Frederiksen benefited from a gross blunder by ÖFB team goalkeeper Alexander Schlager (37th) and shortly afterwards (41st) finished again in the empty goal after Kelvin Yeboah had exploited a carelessness in the LASK defense.
“ The re were many scenes with which we made our opponents strong,” said Thalhammer annoyed. His kickers were also aware of this. “We didn’t bring anything to the pitch that we planned to do, distributed lots of presents,” said Captain Gernot Trauner. The first appearance in the Raiffeisen Arena, which will be played for a long time due to the construction work in the Linz stadium, went anything but as desired. In the seventh home game it was the first defeat and ended the flawless record.
The square in Pasching is more than 600 square meters smaller than in Linz. However, the Linzers did not want to use this as an excuse for the defeat. “If we had a bigger playing field, the result would not have been different,” said Thalhammer. The gap between Linz (24) and Salzburg grew to four points, with Rapid (27) and Sturm Graz (25) ahead of one. “But what happens is not great,” said Trauner. The re is no time to mop up, on Wednesday you will be guests at the sixth WAC, six points behind. “We get the opportunity to mend it,” emphasized Schlager.
For the Tyroleans, for whom Yeboah also scored (71./ penalty), the increase in points was completely unexpected. “Nobody would have expected us to win before the matchday. I myself didn’t believe we could improve our table position in this game and extend our lead over our competitors, ”admitted WSG coach Thomas Silberberger.
That also had to do with the general conditions. Due to the weather conditions, the WSG kickers have almost never been able to train on grass recently. “It was a crazy week for a Bundesliga club, I thought that every regional division team had better conditions than we did,” said the 47-year-old. It went all the better in the match, especially with Frederiksen on loan from Juve. The 20-year-old spoke of “one of my best games” in the WSG dress. The position at the very front is to his liking. “I can stay ahead more and it’s no secret that I’m better offensive than defensive,” said the Dane.
Thanks also to him, the Tyroleans have six wins – two of them abroad against top four teams (previously 3-0 at Rapid) – as many as last season, which ended at the bottom. The re is Admira, which like the penultimate Altach has twelve points less than the WSG. “We put an exclamation mark again and more than earned our table position, but we are not talking about the bottom line. Other clubs do that, we definitely don’t, ”emphasized Silberberger.
The table is also deceptive. “If it were to be the division of points today, it would be six points ahead, and if you then lose a direct duel, it will burn again anyway,” says the Tyrolean. Fixing relegation is the big issue. In return, they want to increase their lead over the two worst-classified teams to more than six points (after the points are divided) in the basic round.