Red Bull Salzburg is ready for the final week of the autumn season despite a thin squad and recent slip-ups.
“The list is long, but we don’t complain,” emphasizes coach Matthias Jaissle with a view of the hospital at the serial champion.
In addition to long-term injuries Zlatko Junuzovic, Sekou Koita, Albert Vallci, Bernardo and Bryan Okoh, Maximilian Wöber will also be out against Hartberg on Saturday, FC Sevilla in the Champions League and then WSG Tirol.
Whether Noah Okafor, who is struggling with thigh problems, in the game against the Oststeirer on Saturday (5 p.m.) LIVE ticker) is there, was unsure on Thursday.
The suspended Mohamed Camara will also be missing on Saturday. As Jaissle revealed at a press conference, Jerome Onguene and Kamil Piatkowski are at least available for central defense. Salzburg’s coach team gave two days off at the beginning of the week. Above all, the head should have become clear as a result.
“The players have made a good impression in the last few weeks. The data backed that up. They brought the horsepower onto the pitch. But I had the impression that one or the other was mentally tired. Which is completely normal in a season with a young team, “said Jaissle.
Jaissle doesn’t see a crisis yet
After the 1: 2 in Klagenfurt there was already talk of a mini-crisis at Salzburg after the table leaders lost twice in the Champions League and thus missed the early jump to the second round.
Next Wednesday a draw at home against Sevilla is enough to advance. Jaissle can’t agree with the word crisis anyway: “Of course the standards are rightly very high. We also have that on ourselves internally. But when we have to deal with this situation with all objectivity and calm.” Whether one can and should speak of a crisis? “That is a bit of an exaggeration.”
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