Austria can continue to hope after a game with two completely contrary halves. With a 5: 1 against Altach (game report + video highlights) the violets kept the chance of the championship group of the Bundesliga. For one half the Viennese played with “children’s soccer”, as Christoph Schösswendter noted after the game. Thanks to the apparently correct words in the dressing room and aided by a wrong decision by the referees, Austria managed the turnaround thanks to five goals in 30 minutes.
The deficit of the Viennese on the longed-for place in the upper half of the table melted to three points. The WSG Tirol conceded a 0-1 defeat against SKN St. Pölten in Innsbruck. Austria’s next opponent was back in the top six race. After the first success after seven games without a win, St. Pölten is only one point short of the previous table neighbors from Vienna.
Schösswendter: “In the first half it was a terrifyingly weak performance”
In Vienna favorites Dominik Fitz (46th, 56th) and Manprit Sarkaria (72nd, 75th) met after changing sides in a double pack, after the offensive duo and their fellow men had barely seen anything constructive before. “It was a shockingly poor performance in the first half“, Said Schösswendter.
The central defender and goalkeeper Patrick Pentz were the men of the game at Austria.
Fitz wonders about the offside goal: “We have to accept such gifts”
The 32-year-old then scored the 3: 1 (68th) himself. Schösswendter was handicapped after just two minutes of play after Altach’s goal scorer Chinedu Obasi (25th) had accidentally risen to his hand. Schösswendter gritted his teeth and continued to play with bandages and painkillers. After the game we went to the hospital.
Before that, the ex-Germany legionnaire analyzed what he had seen as rock hard. “We are a professional team, this is not a children’s football. It’s about passion and commitment. If you then miss the game on the end goal, it becomes difficult“, Said Schösswendter about the first 45 minutes. Peter Stöger was able to agree. “
The y didn’t get any stronger in combat, but technique, speed and accuracy of the pass were better. You have to offer something, otherwise you can’t play the Bundesliga“, Explained the Austria coach.
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Stöger’s greatest task remains to increase the consistency in the game of his team. “Quality is when you can achieve it over a longer period of time“, he said. In the coming week, Austria will be setting the trend away from the field.
The search for a strategic partner is to be finalized in meetings of the Supervisory Board and the Presidium. This – it is said to be the Georgian businessman Merab Jordania – should decisively alleviate the financial worries before the license is awarded at the beginning of March.
Pastoor: “I have not often seen so many wrong decisions”
Alex Pastoor spoke of the organization that his eleven had lost. Altach’s coach was annoyed with referee Andreas Heiss during the game and afterwards. “I haven’t often seen so many wrong decisions, both as a player and as a coach, ”said the Dutchman, who saw the Tyrolean yellow card.
The fact that Benedikt Pichler’s offside position was not noticed before the 1-1 draw even surprised the goalscorer. “I was extremely surprised“Said Fitz.
The organization then completely collapsed.”Access Neven Subotic left the field at 1: 4. He sees the performance of the defender as that of the entire team, said Pastoor. Altach came back home from the bottom of the table.
The Admira was only in use on Sunday.
“Ego thought” annoys WSG trainer Silberberger
The ego thought was much higher among the players“, Said the Tyrolean. Midfielder Thanos Petsos added: “It was like a regional league game. Just long balls, duels and a standard decides.“Kofi Schulz (73rd) was there after a free kick with his head.
However, the WSG still has all the trumps in its own hands, even as the supplementary game of the 16th round is scheduled for Tuesday in Hartberg. “We can take it in an insanely casual direction. If we don’t win, then it burns, then it will be brutally tight“, Silberberger is aware of the situation.
The Styrians have the opportunity to move up to sixth by two points. “We haven’t put our pursuit of the top six aside, but to really put pressure on we needed a win today,” said Hartberg coach Markus Schopp after the 1-1 draw against SV Ried, who was in tenth place.
Ibertsberger ticks off master group: “For me the topic is through”
St. Pölten can still hope. In the Lower Austrian camp, however, they don’t want to deal with the championship round. “For me, the subject is over, I have to be honest“, Emphasized coach Robert Ibertsberger. After a victory after a very long time, you don’t want to talk about anything right away. “Others are in a better position there.”
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