Would stand in the press room of the FCB is a phrase pig, Marcel Koller had to cram a Five-franc. “The next game is always the most important”, floskelt the FCB Coach before the Cup Match against Sion. Knowing that – in contrast to the championship – a single error is irreparable damage it can cause. Koller: “If you lose, you wait a year for the next Chance.”
Whether he would get this time? Clearly, the recent results of votes. Since the player values in mid-December behind the back of the Coach to the President, have not lost the Basler. And of the six Games, five won. Twice the Cup-opponents-Sion was struck. A good Omen?
“We’ll look at the two games again on Video,” says Koller. In both Games, FCB has the necessary fuddle, – in a 2:1 Dimitri Oberlin scratched at the last second a Ball of the line; when 1:0 to the people of Basel will be awarded an irregular Penalty – not stolen from the two of three anyway. For weeks the League-Croesus consolidated acts, the return of the injured has a positive effect. Currently Koller must only dispense with Carlos Zambrano, the FCB coach has plenty of choice.
With a proven forces to victory?
The 2:0 against Xamax he protects with Fabian, Luca Zuffi, Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Kevin Bua four regular players. Well possible that the Quartet will return against Sion on the square. Probably also there from the start: Noah Okafor (18). The couches on Saturday against Xamax a superior appearance that breaks the low defense of the new Burger, with a goal and an Assist and the man of the match.
Even veteran Valentin Stocker (29) demonstrates just how valuable he can be. His goal for 1:0 steers the game in the desired path. “He had it in the last few months due to injuries. We hope that the liberated,” says Koller.
Only the Cup race victory that counts
Koller had it the past few months is not easy. 19 points behind YB, Europe-Off against Limassol. Only a Cup race victory can save the balance of the Coach. Three more wins to the bucket, on Wednesday it comes to the first game of the truth in the Tourbillon.
A duel that is more important than other games. Even if the Koller – at least to the outside – different looks.