Sturm Graz currently leads the table after a 2-1 win in Altach. It was the fifth win in six games for the Styrians. But this was anything but an easy undertaking. For Sturm coach Christian Ilzer, it mainly had to do with the opponent’s “top performance”. The numerous discussions about possible departures, including failed transfers, certainly also played a role.
Alexandre Pras was denied a transfer to French first division club Lorient. “In the end it was the case for us that Lorient was not quite ready to go ahead with it. This chewing gum story had been going on for so long that we said Alex was here to stay,” Sturms explained. game-Managing Director Andreas Schicker in a Sky interview. Press himself talked about it last week being “not that easy” because there was so much going on in the room. The offensive player looks forward and says, “Today it was more free again because a decision was made.”
Gregory Wüthrich remained unchanged at FC Augsburg despite a medical examination. The people of Graz could do nothing about it. “We might have made him dream of the German Bundesliga, but in the end it didn’t work out. During the time he was going to Augsburg, there were one or two transfers where there were other options and there is nothing more to say about that,” Schicker said.
Ilzer also stressed that his team had some problems in the last few weeks which were not so easy to deal with. Styrian summarized, “These were not the easiest challenges for some, but they were overcome in a very professional manner and together we achieved a brutal victory.”
The Altacar’s compact block caused Sturm problems, especially initially. Otar Kitashvili gave Sturm the lead in the 62nd minute when he got the luck he needed with the ball and headed the ball into the corner after a pass from Wlodarski. But the Standfast troops recovered from this low blow. Koller scored on the far corner in the 78th minute. But the people of Graz can still count on the “Joker”. Fuseini, who had recently been substituted, headed past Dejan Stojanovic in stoppage time after being fortunately set up by Kitishvili.
After the international break, a home hit against Hamburg awaits, then a move into the Europa League. “We have difficult tasks ahead of us,” White says. Storm coach.
Despite the defeat, Altachers was able to insist that they were on the right track. After the game coach Joachim Standfest said, “I think we were the better team in the 90 minutes, probably clearly the better team.” Lack of patience and lack of luck stopped us from winning a point. This was annoying because victory was within the realm of possibility. Standfest said, “It was a top performance from everyone, but to beat such a top opponent you also need luck.” In two weeks Altach will face promoted team Blau-Weiss Linz.