At minus two degrees, the mood of the 15 550 fans quickly sank below freezing point. "There you hoard every whistle even more," labbadia said of the frustrated mini-crowd in the last group match of the europa league. The stolper-stuttgart are thanks to the guardian help of steaua bucharest as second of the season E for the second time after 2010/11 in the intermediate round of the competition. But labbadia was right to complain about the performance of his team, which was indisposed for long stretches: "I got mad at halftime."In view of the overwintering, however, he also emphasized: "we don’t have to apologize for success."
Labbadia described the first 45 minutes as bad – his good manners probably prevented him from using more drastic language in front of the cameras and journalists. The 46-year-old attested to the "incredible will" of his team, at least in the second half, even though vedad ibisevic& co. In best slapstick manner, one goal chance after the other stumbled away.
The general consensus after advancing against the already eliminated champions from norway was: the main thing is to keep going. "We don’t need to celebrate, but we’re glad to be further along," said the forward after coming on as a substitute in the 29th minute. Minute attacking player martin harnik, always at pains. "Tick off," said captain christian gentner succinctly.
That’s also the big advantage for the players of the seventh team in the fubball-bundesliga: the rush of deadlines doesn’t allow for an extensive review of one’s own mistakes. About the counter-goal by ivorian striker davy angan (45).+1) will be nevertheless to talk, stumpy love the stuttgart there auskontern.
Barely 43 hours after the muck-up against molde, the swabians already have to think about the bundesliga match against FC schalke, dreams of upcoming european cup opponents like lazio rom or FC liverpool have to take a back seat. "For me, this is distortion of competition," labbadia again criticized the short regeneration phase.
Only three points separate stuttgart (22 payers) from schalke. With the third bundesliga home win, the swabians could establish themselves at the top of the table. "We’re going to blow out everything we’ve got left," labbadia announced ahead of the 26. The main thing is to go on to this season’s must-win game. The 46-year-old once again expects a show of strength in the face of the burden.
The starting position sounds promising. Schalke, with its gnarly coach huub stevens, has lost its last three away games (2:3 at 1899 hoffenheim, 0:2 at bayer leverkusen, 1:3 at hamburger SV). The club from the ruhrpott has only won one of its last twelve away games in stuttgart (eight defeats, three draws).
However, labbadia will now have to do without tunay torun (thigh) and probably shinji okazaki (knee). Serdar tasci missing due to his red suspension against furth. In view of the personnel problems, labbadia appealed to the vfb fans, who are well versed in whistling: "we need incredible support."