It was a victory for morals. After being twice behind, the ÖFB-Elf fought their way back into the game and in the end won a well-deserved 4-2 victory. The relief was great, especially for team boss Franco Foda. In the event of a defeat, his days as a team boss would be numbered. So the German was able to get some breathing space. O After the recent setbacks, praised the attitude of his troops. “The team was willing, they really wanted this victory. She wanted to show everyone that she can play football better. ” That succeeded, the number of mistakes was reduced from the first to the second half, a deficit was made up twice. The cheers after the final whistle were left out, even if the table is still fourth. O: “We were very happy about the win. We’ve had to take a lot of criticism recently. “
This has increased the chances of Foda remaining as team boss at the playoffs in March. But at the same time the German pressed the euphoria brake, as the next game against the Republic of Moldova is already waiting on Monday. “We have to call up the performance again and confirm it again,” emphasized Foda. With the Republic of Moldova, there is an opponent who is defensive: “We have to move forward again quickly, if the opportunity arises, and find solutions in the last third,” says Foda.
However, Christoph Baumgartner will definitely be missing. The Hoffenheim legionnaire was out against Israel because of a muscle injury suffered in the final training and is loud O definitely missing on Monday too. According to Foda, this injury misery is already “pulled through a bit like a red thread.” This 4-2 win also made the fans a little happier again. A total of 4,300 spectators came to the Wörthersee Stadium – a negative record in an ÖFB international match of the post-war period without corona capacity restrictions. It was clear to the team boss that you can only win back the fans with a courageous performance. Foda saw this with his team. Nevertheless: “But it is also important to classify this victory correctly, not to exaggerate, to stay down to earth.”
Louis Schaub has once again presented himself as a noble joker. A look at the statistics reveals: With a substitution of Louis Schaub, football team boss Franco O do relatively little wrong. The 1. FC Köln professional scored seven of his eight international goals as a “joker”, two of them on Friday in Klagenfurt. The German was then full of praise for the midfielder. “He came in today and you could tell that he was hungry, that he was greedy to make a difference in the game. That is what distinguishes him. That’s why I like him and I called him in anyway, even though he doesn’t play a lot for his club, ”explained O.