Series champion Salzburg fights on Saturday (from 4:50 p.m. in SALZBURG24-LIVETICKER) in the 16th round of the Bundesliga away against newly promoted Austria Klagenfurt, but not least against himself. In the league, the engine of the season dominator stuttered a bit , Matthias Jaissle’s team have only drawn three times in their last five games. In the Champions League, the Bulls also left the next match point in Lille and have to worry about promotion.
Two bulls goals in four games
“The defeat in Lille hurt of course, there is no question about that,” said Jaissle after the 1-0 defeat in France. Especially on the offensive there is currently a slight flute: In the last four competitive games, never more than one goal or a total of only two goals were scored. Last weekend they couldn’t get past a 0-0 draw against Admira at home. Jaissle was optimistic before the trip to the Wörthersee. “So far, the team has always managed to flip the switch again.”
Aaronson: “Not an easy thing”
Midfielder Brenden Aaronson admitted, however, that the move from the premier class to the troubles of the level “is not that easy thing”, “but ultimately not new to us. The Champions League match against Lille is already a thing of the past, the game against Klagenfurt is over the present, “said the American. “Klagenfurt does it really well and plays a very strong role as a newcomer. We mustn’t believe that we can get over it that easily.
Klagenfurt very strong at home
Especially due to the strength of the opponent at home & Salzburg will die on Saturday at the hut. “The Klagenfurters have been playing a very strong and stable season so far. They have only lost one of the last ten competitive games and are still unbeaten at home. We also know what to expect,” said Jaissle. The German could rotate again due to the double burden.
Bernardo is also missing
The use of striker Noah Okafor, who was absent from Lille due to a thigh injury, is also questionable. Albert Vallci, Zlatko Junuzovic, Kamil Piatkowski, Sekou Koita and Bryan Okoh also missed Bernardo: The defender traveled to his home country Brazil and has had to undergo knee surgery for a long time and will be out for the rest of the autumn season.
Klagenfurt wants to keep its clean slate in the ghost game at home, has not received a single defeat there in seven games in victories. As a newcomer, Admira was unbeaten in the first seven BL home games in 2011/12 (six wins, one draw). That alone won’t be enough against Salzburg. Trainer Peter Pacult would like to see improvements at the end of the game. “Be even greedy,” demanded the former ÖFB team kicker of his men, who attested insufficient determination in the most recent 0-0 win against Vienna Austria.
“Need Star Tag”
Against Salzburg Pacult has at least one additional option in the storm. New signing Collin Quaner, 30-year-old former junior team player in Germany, is ready to go. “We need a star day – and we have to hope that the opponent doesn’t succeed as much,” said Pacult, who hopes for a lot of passion: “We don’t have to compete with full pants. It depends, with conviction and self-confidence Place to stand. “