At FC Red Bull Salzburg, things are just not going as planned at the moment. In the last six cross-application duels, the crew of coach Matthias Jaissle suffered three bankruptcies and could only win at Wiener Austria.
Salzburg soaring ends
High ball conquests, dangerous vertical passes to the top, cold snout and a healthy portion
Bull coach won’t know anything about the crisis
Despite the first league defeat since April 21, they still have a comfortable twelve-point gap in second place. Jaissle, who largely refrains from rotations in the starting eleven, admitted after the bankruptcy against Austria Klagenfurt that the team is in a difficult phase. After the 1: 2 at the promoted team, there was recently talk of a mini-crisis.
“Of course the standards are very high, and rightly so. We also have that on us internally. But we have to deal with this situation with the utmost objectivity and calm.” Whether one can and should speak of a crisis? “That is a bit of an exaggeration.”
After weeks in English, cops are tired
Salzburg is looking for absolute dominance, which was recently lost in an intensive three-day rhythm. “I had the impression that one or the other was mentally tired. Which is completely normal in a season for a young team,” emphasized Jaissle, for whom the fluctuations were factored in. In the final sprint of the year, the tiredness should be put aside. Because Salzburg needs a real “energy kick” to escape the downward spiral. And that doesn’t mean a canned drink, but refreshing offensive football.
Three goals scored in November
Only three goals scored in November do not bode well for the rest of the fall season and the heartbeat final in the Champions League against Sevilla FC on December 8th.
CL ascent can make you forget peat lows
November could be forgotten in the three home games against Hartberg (December 4th) and WSG Tirol (December 11th) or against Sevilla, where a draw is enough for a quick promotion in the CL knockout phase. If the downturn continues, one must even fear that it will remain in international business.
Jaissle: “Lamenting doesn’t do anything”
Red Bull Salzburg is ready for the final week of the autumn season despite a thin staffing level 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 the long-term injuries Zlatko Junuzovic, Sekou Koita, Albert Vallci and Bryan Okoh, Maximilian Wöber will also be out against Hartberg on Saturday, FC Sevilla in the Champions League and then WSG Tirol.
Camara missing – Okafor questionable
It was uncertain on Thursday whether Noah Okafor, who is working on thigh problems, will be there against East Styria. 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 underpinned that. They put the horsepower on the field,” said the bull trainer, optimistically.