The opponent is top-class, so the anticipation is all the greater: On Saturday (3 p.m.), FC Deisenhofen will host the hot promotion candidate SV Donaustauf.
- The opponent is top-class, so the anticipation is all the greater: On Saturday (3 p.m.), FC Deisenhofen will host the hot promotion candidate SV Donaustauf.
"When you see how they were active on the transfer market, including two regular players from the third division from last season, then that is the FC Bayern der Bayernliga," says FCD manager Franz Perneker about the home side.
Said third division players are the former Unterhachinger Paul Grauschopf and Lucas Hufnagel, but Kevin Hoffmann was also in third class for Jahn Regensburg and FSV Zwickau. Donaustauf already had prominence to offer as a state division team, back then on the bench: In the 2016/17 season, world champion Klaus Augenthaler trained the Upper Palatinate from the Regensburg district.
FCD coach Hannes Sigurdsson leaves all the well-known names relatively cold: “Donaustauf is definitely a good team, but whether they are favorites and where people used to play doesn't interest me at all.
Now they play in the Bayernliga and you can win against everyone in the league.
We do a normal planning for this game. ”But even if the Icelander doesn't see the constellation“ David versus Goliath ”brought into play by Perneker, he still agrees with his manager:“ It will be a nice game. ”
The anticipation was also fueled by the 4-1 success over TSV Schwabmünchen on Wednesday.
"The game wasn't perfect, but there were good moments in it and the most important thing was that we got back on track," said Sigurdsson, relieved that after three games without a win they won again.
A decisive factor, as the FCD decision-makers also agree, was the weekend that was previously free of play.
"The break was absolutely important, mentally and physically, and it shouldn't have come later because you could see that the quality and the performance had suffered," says Sigurdsson.
"That was good for all of us, the players also had a bit of a break from me."
The coach is also happy that after all the English weeks he now has time again to convey content: “It's not good to just regenerate and prepare for the game.
Some things just have to be trained properly.
That was missing. "Perneker registered a new momentum against Schwabmünchen at times:" In the second half we played refreshing football. "
In Donaustauf, however, an improvement will probably be necessary, because the title candidate has recovered after a mixed start and has already climbed to fourth place after 13 points from the last five games.
The fact that the Upper Palatinate are only two points ahead of the FCD is a nice incentive: With a win, the Sigurdsson troop could overtake the opponent and squint towards the top again.
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