The schanzers are coming to burgwallbach

the schanzers are coming to burgwallbach

SV burgwallbach/bad neustadt – FC ingolstadt 04 (tuesday, 18.30 o’clock)

Jeff saibene, the coach of the third-division FC ingolstadt 04 team with swiss and luxembourg citizenship, looked a bit uncertain at the moderator during the press conference when he mentioned the competition for tuesday’s game in burgwallbach – and yet he was right when he carefully repeated the four syllables of "toto-pokal" had said. It’s only his second coaching stint in germany and his first at bayern. Here’s the draw, mr. Saibene: the toto cup is the association cup of the bavarian fubball association, played by 64 teams in the k.-o.-system is played as a qualifier for the first main round in the DFB cup. So you have to win six times in a row, then you can hope for FC bayern munchen or borussia dortmund as opponents. Defending champions are FC wurzburger kickers, who lost 3-0 at schanzer last weekend.

Saibene was on the coaching staff of the luxembourg national team, worked for swiss first division clubs FC aarau, FC st. Gallen and FC thun and, since march 2017, at arminia bielefeld, before replacing tomas oral at the ingolstadt club. He didn’t waste many sentences in that press conference about the trip to the fub of kreuzberg – where it is actually allowed to play because it is not a so-called safety game. Of course, the compulsory victory for him and his team is already in advance in dry cloth – with five classes difference. Two goals per league are considered the benchmark in such falls.

Saibene announced that some players coming back from injury will also be tested before being used again in the professional league. And he took up the cudgels for both the young and the old players in the FCI squad: "the young players have already come a long way, but they are only so good because they are so well guided by the old players. Without them, they were 20 percent less good." Burgwallbach will get to see some of these young players.

For SV burgwallbach, winning the district cup was certainly a consolation prize for a totally unsuccessful 2018/19 district league round, in which the then league leaders failed to win a single match and were pushed down to eighth place. The final game victory (3:0) in fladungen only today acts as a balm on the wounds inflicted at that time. In the meantime, the first win of the season was achieved again at the start in oerlenbach, although a small loss followed on sunday (2:2 against bad konigshofen). What coach alexander leicht did not like at all, but he quickly concentrated on this "highlight" that he has always mentioned the game was diverted: "now the time has come to talk about the table leader of the 3. League may think about", he said on sunday evening.

"It’s really crass: today you’re playing against bad konigshofen, and the day after tomorrow you’re playing against professionals five classes higher." For the first time, the association’s rule that "I can only write 18 players on the sheet, although I would prefer to have 25 on it, also applies slightly. But everything has been agreed with the players." In the meantime, it is joked that some say "another step closer on the way to berlin"." And again realistic: "they say, in fubball, especially in a game, everything is possible. But we already know how we have to estimate our chances. It’s important to me that we sell ourselves as dearly as possible. Priority has first of all the first 45 minutes. We want to stand up to ingolstadt, which means to deliver the best possible performance, to go to the pain threshold. But they will let us go. And yet I’m sure there are many players in the region who would like to swap places with us. I just hope that we do not get too uptight, but go in there loose. We have to play differently than in the district league, much more defensively."

Because easily sees the game still in the focus of last year, he has with etienne memmler and christian noth – matthias tripps pass is in leutershausen, student markus polzer prevented – also players brought into the lineup, who have now stepped a little shorter, but the cup victory still as burgwallbach/leutershausen with have won. "With the opponent I have not particularly concerned myself. I didn’t know who was playing either. I could probably do this for days and it would not change the result." Finally one looks forward also to the afterwards, the discussion with the professionals and the experiences, which hopefully still for a long time in the heads of the players affect positively."Rudi dumpert