Salzburg also celebrates victories with the rotation. The 1-0 win in Hartberg was the ninth competitive success.
Nine competitive games, nine wins: Matthias Jaissle continues on the wave of success with Red Bull Salzburg. Even a strong rotation could not bring the series champion out of step. With seven fresh men in the starting line-up, Hartberg was defeated 1-0 away in the 6th Bundesliga round on Saturday. Six league victories at the beginning are now standard in the camp of the “bulls”, who managed this feat for the fourth time in a row.
“I'm glad that we were able to continue our streak before the international break. Congratulations to my team for how they have presented themselves week after week,” said Jaissle. After the third entry into the Champions League group stage in a row on Wednesday, a perfect week came to an end for Salzburg. “At the moment things are going great. Nine games, nine wins – you can't do more. Sometimes you think it's a dream, but I'm living it right now and I'm trying to give my best,” said midfielder Nicolas Seiwald.
Self-made player Seiwald
The only 20-year-old was one of the beneficiaries of well-known departures in the summer and has earned a regular position. That also applies to striker Karim Adeyemi, who leads the league shooter list with six goals and even made it into the German national team. “At the moment only dreams come true, it is absolutely unbelievable, this is absolute madness,” emphasized the 19-year-old in an interview with Sky.
The call from Flick
When he called Neo-DFB team boss Hansi Flick, he started to stutter. “I was so happy and could hardly believe it,” said Adeyemi, who is particularly looking forward to getting to know Marco Reus. He doesn't want to be satisfied with just being in the squad. “I believe in myself and will show the team and the coach that I deserve to be there.” The majority of the Salzburg squad cannot take advantage of the international break to catch their breath, as assignments with various national teams are on the program.
Coach Jaissle, on the other hand, does. “There is a little time to work up what was good and what wasn't,” said the 33-year-old. There are certainly still processes where you can improve. “The rotation works very well. We implemented our match plan well, the evaluation of the chances was not quite as we wanted it to be. But it was also really difficult to get the three points in Hartberg,” summarized Salzburg's coach.
The line is Jaissle's catwalk
The Rose Record
On September 11th at WSG Tirol he wants to do what his predecessor Jesse Marsch did not manage last season, namely to win the seventh game. The American succeeded in doing this before in 2019/20. Salzburg played their first ten games victoriously under Marco Rose in 2018/19.
For the Hartberger, such successes are utopia, they hold on to five points after six rounds. “I am not satisfied with the points, but with the appearance. We are a little lacking the consistency so that we have more points,” summed up TSV coach Kurt Russ. Surprisingly, there would have been more inside against Salzburg too, but the lack of efficiency prevented that. “We were very close to winning the point. You have to take the seat against Salzburg, but we're just not lucky at the moment,” said Russ.
Hartbergs Horvath could still change
Markus Schopp's successor now wants to turn a few screws. It is quite possible that he will have to cope with departures and integrate new players. Sascha Horvath is stubbornly associated with a transfer within the league. “Regardless of the rumors, I'm still here. We'll see what happens,” said the offensive player. In Hartberg one expects an exit. “If he should go, we'll have two or three things on our mind,” said Russ. In Hartberg it is customary to give up important players. “We will then try to fill the gap as soon as possible.”