With the 3:2 against Regensburg, St. Pauli ended the result crisis (five games without a win). For coach Timo Schultz (44) it is now important to stay up there in the promotion race with a derby win against Hannover 96 on Sunday. It won’t be easy because…
Schultz needs a fine touch.
Personally, it looks very uneven in the squad. Schultz can look forward to a full chapel for the offensive. Six men fight for three places! All at the same time? Not possible, otherwise there would be a blockage in front.
Guido Burgstaller (32) is set! After his penalty in Regensburg, he now has 16 goals and is the best second-division snapper. Burgstaller is also a role model and template provider important part of the group structure.
If he is 100 percent fit, Daniel-Kofi Kyereh (25) will also have his place. The midfield magician usually kicks behind the doubles. Two set, only one attack place remains – but four men want that.
The hottest contender is Etienne Amenyido (23). Due to injury he is a late starter at the Millerntor. Four goals in the last five competitive games, three goals. But Maximilian Dittgen (26), Igor Matanovic (18) and Simon Makienok (31) are also waiting to be used.
Blockage at the front – a hole at the back!
The situation in central defense causes problems. James Lawrence (29, thigh) was absent in Regensburg. Captain Philipp Ziereis (28), who had to leave the field prematurely in Regensburg, had similar complaints. Both were absent from training yesterday!
A double failure would tear a hole in the back and pose big problems for Schultz. Because with Jakov Mediv (23) only one central defender is fit.
Adam Dzwigala (26) and Marcel Beifus (19) came on as substitutes in Regensburg and could step in. Schultz raved about Beifus after his Jahn appearance: “Completely ripped off, stable in the air, boldly played out the back. We have the guys for that and I trust him 100 percent.”