The athletes saved the turn through Linz because every minute of renewal after a show of strength in Novi Sad is precious. Before leaving, the players actively recovered, training the rest of the team in Belgrade. Today there is still another session in Innsbruck to prepare for Tirol. LASK has a lot more to make up against Wattener than is possible in a single match: Only one point went out from the previous season’s four duels, and the athletes conceded ten goals.
“Of course we want to do better,” coach Dominic Talhammer said. His team in Novi Sad showed a prerequisite for this. “We didn’t allow much defensively again.” He was not satisfied with the offensive return, despite the 15 shots in the away game. “We still have to work on our game in the final third, we should have played some action better until the end.”
Tyrol’s exploits in recent duels may have been a masterpiece. LASK’s embodied horror was Nikolai Baden Frederiksen, who scored five goals in pre-season and set up two more. At least this danger is no longer threatening: the Dane returned to Juventus Turin after loan and moved to Arnhem. Former athlete Nemanja Cilic left the club in the direction of Darmstadt, but Thomas Sabitzer and Valentino Muller moved from LASK to Wattenern on loan.
Everything is clear to Palic
It will be decided today whether Huseyin Balic will play in the match after retiring due to an injury in Novi Sad. In the red foul of Nemanja Cucin, he sustained an ankle injury. Yesterday all clarity was given. But Marco Ragoz is still missing. Anyway, training should take place for both of them in the return leg on Thursday in Klagenfurt.
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