Well fought but not quite rewarded.
On Saturday, SC Austria Lustenau was about to send SK Rapid back to the federal capital without a point. After a crazy stoppage time, which included three goals, the two clubs separate “only” 3:3 (match report >>>).
“I’m very proud of the team, as they played against a strong opponent today,” explains Lustenau head coach Markus Mader after the final whistle on “Sky”.
“Three goals against Rapid are outstanding, but I just feel a little sorry for the team because they’re sitting in the dressing room sorely disappointed,” said Mader after Bernhard Zimmermann’s bitter blow in the neck in the tenth minute of injury time.
Mader: “Were very close to the sensation”
“We were very close to the sensation. Whether it would have been a deserved win in the end, we leave it open because of the decisions made. Now it’s time to build the boys up again because they are brutally disappointed,” says the Lustenau head coach.
Nevertheless, after a day like this one has to emphasize the positive aspects – such as Bryan Teixeira, who was initially left on the bench by the Lustenau coaching team, but showed the right answer after coming on.
“He scores two goals, so you can say the plan worked. We teased him, he doesn’t seem to like it and that’s a good thing. However, we have to build him up now because I’m sure he likes to win despite his two goals would have,” said Mader.
“Of course, Rapid was superior in terms of optics…”
But Teixeira wasn’t the only one who made a big showing, in general his team’s form curve has recently been showing a strong upward trend. “If you look at the performance of the last few games, I am of the opinion that we are currently on an upward trend,” says the Lustenau main trainer.
“Last week’s game against Ried was a lot better than the games before that and we showed a really courageous performance today. Of course Rapid was superior in terms of looks, but we can also be dangerous and annoy the opponents. We have that done today,” says Mader.
Lustenau also wants to annoy TSV Hartberg in the next Bundesliga game next Saturday. Towards the rear, the climber from Vorarlberg is in one of his rare favorite roles.