WAC sees appearance at Tottenham as “bonus game”

WAC sees appearance at Tottenham as

 The  WAC has almost gambled away the chance of promotion to the Europa League round of 16 before the second leg of the round of 32. After the first leg 1: 4 in Budapest, a real football miracle should happen in the guest appearance at the English Premier League club Tottenham on Wednesday (6 p.m.). “I see it as a bonus game in which we want to represent WAC and Austrian football against a prominent opponent,” said WAC coach Ferdinand Feldhofer.

© www.de24.news The re is no longer any speculation about progress in the Carinthian camp. “You don’t need to talk about advancement opportunities or the role of favorites”, emphasized the 41-year-old Styrian. © www.de24.news

 The  ultimate goal is to end the most successful European Cup season in club history with honor. “It is by no means a tourist excursion, and that should be clear to everyone,” Feldhofer said before the second WAC game in a European knockout phase.

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WAC had no chance after the first half

His kickers had completely overslept the first half last Thursday and were quickly behind with no hope after conceding goals from Son Heung-min (13th), Gareth Bale (28th) and Lucas Moura (34th). “We’re still a bit pissed off about the initial phase in Budapest. We just want to bring the anger onto the pitch and show that we are better and, above all, that we can defend better, ”said the WAC coach.

That must succeed again in a state-of-the-art arena. After the corona-related appearance in the alternative stadium Puskas Arena with a capacity of 67,000 spectators, things are now getting down to business in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. This offers space for 62,000 fans and was only opened in March 2019 at the former location of the stadium on White Hart Lane – the cost was more than one billion euros. It is all the more bitter for the WAC kickers that due to the coronavirus pandemic they have to play again in front of empty ranks. “It is not an advantage for either of them that there are no fans. But it is one of the most modern arenas in the world, that alone should be enough motivation and anticipation, ”explained Feldhofer.

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 The  votes for the WAC defeat

It is unclear what importance the English attach to the game after the clear first leg result. In the league, they lost five of their last six games, including 1: 2 at West Ham United on Sunday, and lost sight of the Champions League starting places in ninth place. © www.de24.news

 The  league game on Sunday against Burnley will therefore be seen as more important. Feldhofer does not have too high hopes for this. “I don’t think they’re taking us lightly. You saw in the first game that they really took us very seriously, ”said the ex-ÖFB team player.

Feldhofer also did not want to hang the league negative run of coach Jose Mourinho’s troops too high. “You were anything but a bad performance. In the league, they might be a little lacking the luck they definitely had against us, ”said the WAC coach.

Even on Sunday one couldn’t complain about a lack of luck. Dario Vizinger fixed the 2-1 success at Sturm Graz, which was a big step towards the Bundesliga champions group, with his goal only in the 90th minute. “I think that we have regained more self-confidence, and you can feel that too,” Feldhofer hopes for a positive effect. Unfit Mario Leitgeb and Eliel Peretz, who has already started team training again and who is “not yet an issue” for Wednesday, cannot help.


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