At least the second 45 minutes of his first game in the Austrian league made former player Miroslav Klose somewhat satisfied.
“I can’t blame my team for anything in the second half,” the 44-year-old world champion since 2014 commented at the press conference after his first appearance as head coach of SCR Altach. “It went in the direction I imagined.” From the league 1: 2 (0: 1) on TSV Hartberg failed.
The World Cup top scorer criticized his team’s positional play before the team change: “We didn’t dribble well, the distances weren’t right and the passing stations weren’t there.” In the end, his players would have deprived themselves of the pay for their work: “It hurts because the mistakes were absolutely unnecessary. At the moment, we still put ourselves in stressful situations that are not necessary.”
Former Schalke player Donis Avdegag (45 + 1/77) scored both goals for the home team. Only Atdi Nuhyu (84) managed to recover the goal. For Klose, Altach is the first stop as a head coach in the professional field. Last week, his team won the first round of the Austrian FA Cup in third-tier club TWL Elektra from Vienna (3-1).
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