Innsbruck – VSV | 5.30 p.m.: In Innsbruck the eagles attack after the fifth victory in a row «kleinezeitung.at
from Herwig Gressel | 5.30 a.m., January 6th, 2022
With the hard-fought 4-3 derby win after extra time, the fourth success in a row, the VSV confirmed its rising form. The only downside is that they gave up a 3: 1 lead in the final section. “For me it’s a lost point, we should have closed the bag earlier. At the same time, I’m also happy about the win, ”said Rob Daum after the game on record.
The most important thing for the Adler are the (at least) two points they have won, which bring the team one step closer to the top six. In any case, the direction is correct. “After the 1: 9 in Klagenfurt, everyone took their own nose. We fought our way out of the deep together and now want to summarize the last four victories, ”explains the experienced Nico Brunner.
Already today the Villachers have to compete with the Innsbrucker Haien. It’s the sixth game in twelve days for Jamie Fraser and Co., have so far mastered the most exhausting phase of the basic round with excellent results. Thanks to the much broader squad this season than in previous years, the failures Brett Flemming, Philipp Lindner and Anton Karlsson can be compensated without major problems. The latter will already be in the squad again in Tyrol, in goal receives today Alexander Schmidt the preference over Andreas Bernhardwhose services have also recently shown an upward trend.
“It won’t be easy, but the last four wins have given us a lot of confidence. We know we can beat any opponent. We have to act defensively and compactly, then we will also have chances offensively, ”reveals Renars Krastenbergswho scored the decisive goal against the KAC and with 27 points (15 goals / 12 assists) behind John Hughes and Scott Kosmachuk third-best blue-white scorer is. “It’s also the result of hard work in every training session,” says the Latvian, who is getting better and better.