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Austria coach Manfred Schmid must continue to worry about the derby – football

Austria coach Manfred Schmid must continue to worry about the derby – football

Will Manfred Schmid at the Great Vienna Derby on Sunday (5pm live tape) Stand on the sidelines?

This question will be answered only shortly before the duel between Austria and Rapid. Violet’s coach is still in quarantine after contracting the virus last Sunday.

“Personally, I’m a little better,” Schmid explains on Broadcast Austria: “He will decide on Saturday if I can be there. We are well prepared for all eventualities.”

He followed the training sessions this week via live broadcast and is in constant contact with his team led by assistant coaches Jim Sikerlioglu and Mark McCormick.

If the head coach does not manage to attend the derby in person, there is already a plan. “Then I will be connected to my team on the phone and get the live image from my video analyst at home. I will also watch the match live on Sky. I will be in constant contact with my coaching team and will be involved if it is really necessary. I have complete confidence in my teammates,” he says. Schmid.

Schmid: “I expect a match at eye level”

For Austria, the derby at the Allianz Arena is a trend-setting duel in the main group, Violet (2) they have one point more than their city rivals (5).

“I expect a strong match from the first minute, an eye-level match, in which there are no real candidates. It is a very important match and they both really want to win,” Schmid said.

Compared to the home win against Wydad, Austria has more players available again: “We have a comfortable position in the staff. We can count on Lukas Mull, Manfred Fischer, Leonardo Efkic and Romeo Vucic. This gives us more options,” Smith said. .

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