Ahead of Sunday’s first leg match against Admira, Sturm Graz is surfing the wave of success after being promoted to the Europa League group stage. “A nice challenge awaits my boys,” said Admira coach Andreas Herzog.
In the Bundesliga, Sturm Graz finished second, three points behind Rapid, and on Thursday Moura reached the group stage of the Europa League against Monaco, PSV Eindhoven and Real Sociedad.
Elzer (Sturm): “We want to take three points.”
Given the biggest international success in many years, according to coach Christian Elzer, it’s easy to move past the recent double burden, and focus once again on the championship. “It is about three points that are very important for the Bundesliga and our opponents have already proven this season that they are a difficult team to play against. But we are heading to Südstadt with a lot of self-confidence and we really want to get three points,” explained Elzer.
In the penultimate stage, Admira is only one point ahead of bottom line Austria, and recently there was a bitter 0:3 in WAC. “We want to fix this bad game with a good performance on Sunday,” said coach Andreas Herzog.
Herzog (Admira): “A very interesting topic.”
The ÖFB scoring team player described the duel with the Styrians as “a very interesting matter for us. Sturm is a team that brings a lot of passion and dynamism to the pitch and is also very strong in terms of playing. A nice challenge awaits my boys”, emphasized Herzog.
His team recently suffered three defeats in a row. On the other hand, Sturm has won the last four away matches in all seasons and is unbeaten in the outdoor tournament in six matches.
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