Salzburg full-back Rasmus Kristensen, on the other hand, can hardly wait for the game against the first pursuer. “We have an extremely good feeling and a lot of self-confidence. Nothing better can happen to us than the next top game. We are ready, ”said the Dane.
Salzburg is still unbeaten in Bundesliga home games in 2021, in the past 42 games in front of their own audience they have always scored at least once. “We hope this run continues,” said Jaissle. The last zero at home happened on March 10, 2019, in a 0-0 win against Sturm.
Bundesliga, twelfth round
Sunday, 5 p.m .:
Salzburg – storm
Wals-Siezenheim, Red Bull Arena, SR Schüttengruber
Salzburg: Köhn – Kristensen, Onguene, Wöber, Ulmer – Sucic, Camara, Aaronson, Seiwald – Okafor, Adeyemi
Replacement: Mantl – Okoh, Guindo, Bernardo, Kjaergaard, Bernede, Capaldo, Adamu, Simic
Storm: Siebenhandl – Jäger, Affengruber, Wüthrich, Dante – Hierländer, Gorenc-Stankovic, Niangbo, Kuen – Yeboah, Jantscher
No problem with switching to the league
The switch from the premier league in the domestic league has always been a success, this time too. “We have always mastered that in the end, the team was always ready and always performed well. That will also be the case on Sunday. The question of motivation does not arise at all, ”said Jaissle.
In any case, the game does not have a decisive character. “This game will have no effect on the championship.” The only loss of points in the Bundesliga came with stragglers Altach the previous week, the defensive bulwark of the home side could only be overcome once at 1-1. A completely different game awaits on Sunday.
“Real challenge” for Salzburg
“It will be an open exchange of blows, they play an impressive football, and the coach has a clear idea of the game. It will be a real challenge for us, a cool game, ”said Jaissle, who warned above all about the standards and the game of change in Graz.
Salzburg won the first duel between the two teams at the start of the season in Graz 3-1. The dense game program has left its mark on Sturm since then, and the possibilities for variation are reduced by several failures. “The injuries take away our ability to rotate. That costs substance, “said coach Ilzer,” we will be extremely challenged. “
Motivation boost in the storm after the Europa League
On Thursday, Alexander Prass (thigh) and Jusuf Gazibegovic (knee) injured in the 0-1 draw against Real Sociedad, which is why Stefan Hierländer, who has not yet fully recovered from a knee injury, had to finish around 60 minutes of play.
Otar Kiteishvili and Sandro Ingolitsch are also not available. Ilzer hoped that his team could at least take a morale boost with them to Wals-Siezenheim: “That was our best performance in the Europa League, we will build on that.”