Is FC St. Pauli expanding its series in Magdeburg? “Difficult task”

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Hamburg – Three games, three wins, 4-0 goals – the record of Fabian Huerzeler (29) as coach of FC St. Pauli can be seen more than. Can the Kiezkicker do this series on Saturday (1 p.m.) at the 1 FC Magdeburg Remove?

Fabian Hürzeler (29) has an impeccable record as FC St. Pauli coach.  On Saturday, the 29-year-old will be visiting 1. FC Magdeburg with his team.

Fabian Hürzeler (29) has an impeccable record as FC St. Pauli coach. On Saturday, the 29-year-old will be visiting 1. FC Magdeburg with his team. © Marcus Brandt/dpa

“We’re still in a tricky situation. That’s why there’s no relief or anything like that for us or for me personally. We’ll go into the next few games with the same intensity,” he explained on Thursday morning’s PK.

He is “of course” happy about the recent successes, but wants to “continue to work hard” with his team and, in particular, to get better on defense and with the ball, the American-born confirmed.

With the table-15. waiting a “difficult task” for his team. “They play brave, attacking and good football. They are very flexible tactically. We are preparing for several patterns, but I think they will stay true to their principles,” said the coach.

St. Pauli legend Jan-Philipp "Snail" Kalla gets farewell game
FC St. Pauli
St. Pauli legend Jan-Philipp “Snail” Kalla gets farewell game

The trainer expects a cauldron in the MDCC Arena: “The atmosphere in the Magdeburg stadium is breathtaking. Loud, hectic and emotional. That will be a factor.”

So what will matter? “We have to concentrate on ourselves and keep trying to keep the zero. If we’re good on defense, we’ll have chances to score and get our game on the field,” prophesied the football coach.

Right-back Manolis Saliakas (26, right) will be absent from the Kiezkicker team in the MDCC Arena.  The Greek has to serve a yellow card suspension.

Right-back Manolis Saliakas (26, right) will be absent from the Kiezkicker team in the MDCC Arena. The Greek has to serve a yellow card suspension. © Swen Pförtner/dpa

The FCSP will have to do without right-back Manolis Saliakas (26) who has been suspended. “We have several options to compensate. Jannes Wieckhoff (22) is just one option. Connor Metcalfe (23) also has experience in this position,” emphasized Hürzeler.

In addition, Adam Dzwigala (27) is back in training after his adductor strain – as is Luca Zander (27, Achilles tendon problems), for whom the assignment is probably too early.

Finally, the coach spoke about the racist attacks on In the Moors (29) and Oladapo Afolayan (25) after 1-0 win against 1. FC Kaiserslautern: “We spoke to them about the incidents. All our players have the fullest support from the coaching staff, from the entire staff and from the club.”

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