Ried also wants to survive against Salzburg with a cup tailwind
The 2-1 victory in the cup round of 16 at Sturm Graz has given SV Ried wings. The Upper Austrians now also want to be back on the road to success in the Bundesliga. In the 13th round on Saturday, no one is visiting the Innviertel as defending champions and championship leaders Red Bull Salzburg. “But we also want to score points against Salzburg, even if it won’t be easy,” said Julian Wießmeier. Interim head coach Christian Heinle announced “a real folk festival”.
“The Salzburgers will play their game with us. We show when we and a high willingness to run and a lot of discipline,” added Heinle, who continues to swing the scepter instead of Andreas Heraf due to a pausing illness. After all, the “Wikinger” can refer to a series of ten Bundesliga games without defeat in the Josko Arena.
In addition, the statistics underpin the superiority of the opponent: serial champions Salzburg have been unbeaten in eight Bundesliga games against Rieder. There were seven wins and one draw – and the “bull herd” scored an average of 3.1 goals. The first leg of this season (2nd round) ends with a 7-1 win in Salzburg. The team of coach Matthias Jaissle is also still in the league – for 18 games now – without defeat. The only points this season were given in the 1-1 draw in Altach in the 11th round. Ried have not won the last six games in a row.
“Salzburg are clearly the best team in Austria. We therefore know what to expect,” emphasized Wießmeier. “They are very intense, you hardly have time and they will put us under pressure right from the start. Everything has to be right for us that day.” Mistakes shouldn’t be allowed against the Champions League participant, who will be visiting VfL Wolfsburg next Tuesday.
In the 3-0 promotion to the Cup quarter-finals at SKN St. Pölten, Salzburg coach Matthias Jaissle, as announced, resorted to players who are otherwise not his first choice. “So physically there shouldn’t be any problems despite the tight schedule,” said the German and clearly: “Of course we want to continue our good run in the league and win the game. But we also know that we need a good performance again . “
The 7: 1 in the first duel of the season on August 1st no longer plays a role. “A lot went well for us on that day. We can classify it well. In addition, with the Cup success at Sturm, Ried clearly showed that we shouldn’t underestimate them under any circumstances,” said Jaissle. “That was long over,” said defender Jérôme Onguéné. “We have to adjust to a very defensive team again this time. Patience, good evaluation of chances and as much pressure as possible are the key to success.”