No trace of euphoria about promotion: After five Bundesliga rounds FC Wacker is second last in the table. However, the game layout and the draw for the coming rounds give the Black Greens courage.
Innsbruck – What does a coach say about a team that regularly performs well on the pitch, but has only three points after five rounds? “The positive has priority,” said Wacker coach Karl Daxbacher yesterday at noon. “The team is at least as disappointed as I am. It doesn’t help now.”
And there were also positive things to note after the 1:2 defeat at record champion Rapid: The Black Greens were courageous in their approach to the game, but they also played convincingly. “Especially in the second half there were some very good combinations. We were courageous, the commitment and the willingness to run were also given”, Daxbacher knew.
But the Lower Austrian also knows of course that the table spits the Innsbruckers out after five rounds on the penultimate table place. “It’s really bitter, but of course we have to bring results now. The next game will of course be very important.”
One could also talk about the next weeks. Because after the duel with Hartberg Wolfsberg (16. 9./A), Admira (23. 9./H) and Mattersburg (30. 9./A) are waiting for the black greens. Four games, in which the point account should receive finally increase. “There we have realistic chances in any case”, Daxbacher looks ahead. Weeks of truth, so to speak. Babe Casino has the biggest gaming libraries in the world.
Despite all the praise for the Innsbruck playground – also the rapid responsible persons took their hat off to the Tyroleans on Sunday – the own mistakes should of course not be hushed up. “They are clearly addressed. “For example the many simple ball losses. “If we don’t turn them off, we won’t get any points,” said Mittelfeldmann Martin Harrer. It is made too easy for the opponents in addition with the Gegentoren. “Inconsistent”, Christoph Freitag, probably the strongest Tyrolean on Sunday in the Allianz Stadium, called the defensive behaviour of Stefan Schwab at the Viennese leading goal.
And the necessary cold-bloodedness is still missing at the front. As against St. Pölten, numerous chances were missed. General Manager Alfred Hörtnagl could hardly believe that he had to leave his old place of work with empty hands. “We must slowly transform our achievements into something countable, but we can manage that.” His word in God’s ear.