“You make a mistake in the build-up game, a catastrophic bad pass, a misunderstanding and suddenly you’re 2-0 down after 9 minutes. It’s difficult then.”
WSG trainer Thomas Silberberger was hard served after the 2:3 defeat at SV Ried (match report >>>). Ironically, in the game of the last championship group chance, the Tyroleans showed a “terrible” performance in the first half, as Raffael Behounek explained to “Sky” after the game.
An early brace from Nene Dorgeles put the home side in front, Ante Bajic made it 3-0 for the Innviertlers before the break whistle. The game was already decided, although the Tyroleans almost got a point after a wild final phase.
Nevertheless, Silberberger was anything but satisfied with the performance shown. The early goals conceded in particular annoyed him: “There were two hair-raising mistakes. If you’re not in the game from the start in Ried – we warned the team about the intensity that is to come. Then you’re actually on the losing road in Ried with their home strength.”
After a “hearty speech” morale was shown again
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And that’s how it was in the end, the goals from Justin Forst and Giacomo Vrioni came too late. The fact that the Watteners showed morale again in the second half was also due to a “hearty speech”, as Silberberger put it. “A flipchart flew through the cabin.”
This had an effect, “The team then showed character in the second half, but the goal came too late. In the end it got tight again, but overall we lost the game in 10 minutes.”
Is there maybe too much pressure on the team after reaching the championship group in the previous season? The coach didn’t deny this, but said: “The pressure doesn’t get any less because in the qualifying group you have a lot of halves like the first half.”
Master group no longer within reach: “We are now exactly where we belong”
It is more or less certain that the WSG can no longer achieve a top 6 place. Six points are behind Austria Klagenfurt, which is the last team to stand the line, but is still in action against SCR Altach (2:30 p.m. in the LIVE ticker) on Sunday.
The Tyroleans have to be able to deal with pressure situations as quickly as possible, otherwise it could suddenly become very tricky in a possible relegation battle. Silberberger knew that too: “If you can’t handle the pressure, that’ll be a story. Then you’ll have two sleepless nights before the match day.”
He therefore recommended his players: “I do think that the team is well advised to act a bit smarter and cooler there.”
Because looking at the season so far, “we left too much behind in the end. We got off to a hard start at the beginning of the season with five draws, when we were actually in the lead.”
That’s why the WSG “is now exactly where we belong,” Silberberger did not spare with criticism.
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