The tenth round in the Austrian Bundesliga. The game WSG Tirol against Rapid is running, we report live (see ticker below). It’s currently 0-0.
Here’s the LIVETICKER: With the surprising point win in Wals-Siezenheim, he pulled his head out of the noose again. More results are now required, as the 42-year-old also knows. “It felt like every game was a final for me, now we want to keep at it and take the next positive step.” It shouldn’t happen again that after one or two good games you slack off like in the past. “We want to develop and play better,” said Feldhofer. His team wants to build on the appearance in Salzburg. “I want to see the mentality and approach again this time.” Conviction in one’s own strengths, correct positioning and the will to go extra meters are important factors. In terms of points, Rapid is not on target with eleven points after eight games. The yield abroad is better, where seven points looked out in four games. Even more unsatisfactory is the goal tally: you only have eight goals on your account. “I think a couple of players have regained their form curve. It makes me feel positive because they have shown in the training sessions that they can hit what was not the case before,” explained Feldhofer. This also includes Marco Grüll, who has only scored one goal in the league this season. That is also clearly evident in the ‘Grülli’,” said Feldhofer. Even if his team in Tyrol is unbeaten in the league for eleven games, there is respect for the opponent. “We would be ill-advised to start thinking about the derby now. The duels with WSG Tirol weren’t always very pleasant, on a good day they can hurt any Bundesliga club.” This was the last time for the Watteners in Pasching, where LASK was defeated 4:1. With one game more, the Tyroleans are level on points with and directly behind Rapid in ninth place. Coach Thomas Silberberger said before the meeting: “Even if they are in choppy waters, they always have traction. Rapid Vienna will always be the favorite against WSG Tirol.” His team can of course still calculate something. Silberberger addressed the famous “constitution of the day”. “If we act like LASK, we can catch them anywhere. If we play like we did against WAC (1:3) at home, then they will catch us everywhere.” Apart from the convalescent Stefan Skrbo and the ex-Rapidler Osarenren Okungbowa (hamstring injury), the WSG have every man available. “We feel a positive pressure,” said Silberberger.