On Saturday, FC Erzgebirge Aue will play KSC and take advantage of their first win of the season. Team coach and midfielder Dmitrij Nazarov are optimistic.
“I’ll sign that right away,” laughs the 35-year-old. It will get on my nerves again, but this time in a positive way.
The keyword at FC Erzgebirge is positive at the moment. A new optimism found its way to Violet. After clarifying the coach’s question, points are now required.
In the first leg against Karlsruhe, the match after the last without a win wants to go down in the first three. “To achieve this, we have worked very hard and hard during the international break,” said Captain Martin Manel (33).
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The coaching staff Mark Hensel and Karsten Muller (50) wants to build on the good techniques in the matches against Regensburg and Hamburg. “We have worked a lot on the tactical field, but also with the ball. I am in good spirits because it will also succeed in Karlsruhe,” said team boss Hensel.
He hopes luck is now on Auer’s side. “But we have to work on it, enforce it,” said the team leader. “And that is only possible if we are all in Karlsruhe with our heads, our hearts, our bodies full of emotion.”
Dmitrij Nazarov (31), who himself played 77 games for KSC between 2013 and 2016, sees it similarly. In November 2014, he shot Karlsruhe for a 1-0 win over FCE: “We’re going forward. You can say that after the last few games,” the 31-year-old explains.
“There has always been a little bit of missing a beat. I hope we’ve managed to make it happen in the last couple of weeks. We’re ready for our first win of the season.”
At Aue, you know what to expect for the team. KSC has developed very positively. Coach Christian Eichner (38) is a very subtle factor that has made the club one of the two teams with the most ball possession, and Hensel praised the opponent.
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“Since he was in command, KSC has been going in the right direction,” Hensel said. “They are no longer the Gray Mouse, but a really good second-tier team.” But he wants Saturday to show that’s also the case with Aue.