Fifth defeat in a row, only 12th place in the table, even the relegation zone is getting closer – logically that Admira is frustrated after the 0-1 defeat at GAK.
On the pitch in Graz-Liebenau, coach Rolf Landerl gathered his team in a circle and tried to get them excited about the upcoming tasks with a passionate speech.
“We started a process two and a half months ago. We knew that certain things would take time to break open,” explains the coach in an interview LAOLA1.
It is the third defeat in three games for the 47-year-old. Having taken over before the final fall round, it’s now set a false start into spring.
GAK game a step forward
Nevertheless, Landerl finds: “You have to classify the game for game correctly. The game at GAK was a step forward. If we build on this second half and continue along the path consistently, the results will come.
In fact, Admira found some top-class chances to equalize, at least in the final phase.
“We showed a reaction in the second half, but we just have to force it and score the goal. We had the chances. That’s why we’re bitterly disappointed,” goalkeeper Christoph Haas mourns after a point.
In his opinion, small details would make life extremely difficult for the people from the south of town: “But in this league it’s all about small details. Everyone is about on the same level. If you do these little things right, you will win. If not, you stand with us a goal down and you’re sad.”
Landerl can’t be bothered
Sadly, the Bundesliga relegated team has to deal with the relegation issue again at least a little. The down balance is currently four points. It is also well known that sporting criteria do not always decide the composition in the 2nd division.
Nevertheless, the Admira look is currently with at least one eye down.
“In football, of course, things go in two directions, but we build on our performances. I won’t let the situation in the table make me uneasy,” Landerl assures, “we will also work through this game. No question, the words will be clear, but without unrest coming in, because that doesn’t help anyone.”
What makes him confident that the turnaround will succeed? “We saw against GAK that we can create chances and be dominant against a top team in this league. We’ll take that with us.”