For TSV Hartberg and WSG Tirol, the final primary season duel will be on Sunday (From 5:00 pm on the live broadcastAlready an introduction to the qualifying group of the German Bundesliga.
The ninth-placed Chitrians have a two-point lead over the 10th-ranked Watteners, both aiming for the full number of points so they can go into the second leg of the tournament with confidence.
In any case, Thomas Silberger does not want one thing in Styria: “Loss is forbidden”, the motto of the WSG coach, who demanded at least one point.
“Because I assume that the Altach will not get anything against Salzburg and that we will be four points ahead of the Altach after the points are halved, Hartberg will not pull away and LASK, Ried or Klagenfurt will also come in handy,” calculates Silberberger.
Silberger: ‘We have to move slowly’
In WSG’s last five matches, only one point has come out, the last win going back to November 27 (3-0 against Altach). “We have to see that we can move forward slowly because the regular season has been very mixed,” Silberger said.
But he is not afraid of relegation: “This year we knew it was going to be the qualifying round. We have a lot to do everywhere, but we will continue to rank. I am optimistic about the next rounds.”
After a poor spring so far with just one point from three games and a recent exit from the cup semi-finals at Reed, Hartberg is struggling with self-confidence. “We finally have to reward ourselves again,” demands coach Kurt Ross, who has to pose for suspended goalkeeper Rene Sweet.
“We also had chances to score against Ryder,” he said, looking back at Wednesday’s 2-1 cup draw, with Philip Storm’s goal coming too late. Before that against Vienna, Austria (0:2) and Stormgraz (0:3) the chances were there. “We lack a sense of accomplishment. That’s our problem at the moment.”
Hartberg wants to ‘differ a little’
The championship role was lost, focus on seventh place and participation in the European Cup. Even in the event of a defeat by WSG, the gap for this position in the qualifying group would be a maximum of four points.
“We’re really looking forward,” emphasizes Ross, who doesn’t want to neglect looking back either. Ideally, the lead over the Altach bottom before Round 23 on March 12 is six points. “We can distinguish ourselves a little.”
Objective: To play a point cushion at the bottom of the Altach.
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