In Round 8 of the ADMIRAL Bundesliga, Austria Wien is challenged in Vorarlberg at SCR Altach (Sunday, 2:30 p.m.). After the bitter defeat in Hartberg, the Violets want to get back on track, coach Michael Wimmer sees the game as an opportunity and wants to "turn the tide together with the fans". Tickets for the visitors' section will be available on the day of the match.
The disappointment after the game in Hartberg was great. Equally among players, coaches and fans. "We started well, could have led higher. Then came a break and suddenly we are well served with the 1-1. Actually, we then come out of it well again, but we get another goal that is far too easy and then, of course, there was a sense of insecurity in the team", Michael Wimmer looks back.
But the focus was quickly turned to Altach, an opportunity for Wimmer. "Of course, we also used this week to analyze, to get into the heads of the players. But I have a clear opinion here: We can talk, talk, talk, in the end only a sense of achievement will help. Every game is a new chance to turn the so-called buck."
With Altach, currently in seventh place in the table with eight points, a compact and robust team awaits the Veilchen. "But we want to stay with ourselves, focus on ourselves and not pay too much attention to the opponent. We want to be successful, to get that sense of achievement", said Wimmer.
This should also succeed with the fans behind him, whom the head coach once again praises in the highest terms: "We virtually had a home game again in Hartberg, the choreo was awesome. Together with the fans, who take so many strains on themselves to support us everywhere, we want to celebrate in front of the stands again. They have simply earned that again."
Tin Plavotić (ankle injury) continues to be out, Marvin Potzmann struggled with muscular problems on Thursday and is questionable - but Johannes Handl is back in team training. Silva Kani will gain match practice at cooperation club Stripfing: "The boy works well and has earned his appearances, but due to the Austrian pot it is difficult with us at the moment."