One match day before the end of the group stage, Salzburg are (still) in second place in the table. A very good starting position, actually, but it’s also tricky. Because you are only one point ahead of Sevilla FC. The Bulls meet the Andalusians on the last day of the match. A tie is enough to get into the knockout phase of the premier class for the first time. But the shape curve of the Mozart perpetrators was down in the end. In the last six league games there were only two wins with three draws and one defeat, the last six competitive games brought three defeats, two draws and only one threesome.
Nevertheless, Salzburg sports director Christoph Freund was optimistic in the Sky podcast “Der Audiobeweis” before the game against FC Sevilla on Wednesday: ““ We have another game where we can control it ourselves on the last day of the Champions League group stage have to get ahead. Everything is possible. Of course it’s a bit bitter that we have already had the chance twice, but I’m still totally positive and convinced. “
Christoph Freund also knows that the bulls recently dropped points and fell short of expectations. The defeat against Austria Klagenfurt was particularly annoying: “You never like to lose and we wanted to stay unbeaten as long as possible, but in the end it has happened. But it’s also part of the season, but it’s still annoying because you don’t like to lose. ”According to the Salzburg sports director, you have a lot of stress, but you don’t want that to be an excuse.
Against FC Sevilla they want to show a different face again. Winter conditions would not be a disadvantage for Salzburg either: “A cold December evening with light precipitation would certainly not be a disadvantage. I don’t think the Spaniards love it that much, ”Freund knows. But before that, the home game against Hartberg is on the program on Saturday.