"Doing better than last year!" Norbert hofmann has made this motto his own: "if you came third in the past season, you can’t say that you want to do worse this year. We want to finish in one of the top two places." With it the coach fox refers clearly position and sets itself and its men from the beginning under current. "We have strengthened ourselves well in certain areas, have changed some things that were still a bit troublesome in the previous year, and want to come out of the starting blocks in good shape", hofmann is confident.
a false start like the one in the previous season, when DJK had only six points on its account after eight days of play and could therefore no longer have any serious ambitions, is to be avoided. "Whether this will ultimately be the case, you never know. In any case, we have worked very well in the preparation and have continuously improved, especially in the last test matches", says the weingarts coach. The "maigischer" must renounce to michael antes, who is still on vacation. Manuel obmann did not return from the same illness until thursday, which is why his deployment is still open. In addition, the injured sebastian friedl and play leader michael noegel could only do some light running training during the week.
Hofmann sees his opponents as having a strong offensive lineup: "brothers andreas and mathias hammerand and their cousin markus often leave their mark on the sv game, but i also remember fellow coach maik sprenger as a strong left back.".
Maik sprenger, who is still largely unknown in the playing area, came to franconia from the ruhrpott region for work reasons and has been at the helm in ermreuth together with marco walz since the winter break. The 26-year-old with hometown club spvgg erkenschwick immediately drew attention to himself in the narrow 2:3 back-match defeat in spring when he scored twice. In the first round game, the SVE had lost 0:3 in weingarts.
Sprenger goes despite the two losses in the previous year quite relaxed in the game: "sure, we are aubenseiter. Because with our relatively small cadre, we don’t have the same opportunities as the host company. But we will not surrender without a fight." That will be hard enough, because with andreas hammerand on vacation and his brother mathias suffering from adductor problems, the hammerand trio, for whom hofmann paid respect, will be a solo: markus will probably be the only one to start. Sprenger sees in this connection in comparison with erkenschwick the clearly shorter summer break in franconia not forderlich for a sufficient recovery between the seasons and refers to the fact that between the last playday on the 10. June and the start of preparations for most clubs at the beginning of july were just under three weeks apart: "maybe we should think about it. For clubs with thin squads, this is certainly not an advantage."
Fighting spirit is there
nevertheless, the SV player-coach is full of fight: "despite all the absences, we are trying to put together a strong squad and are not coming with a B-team. We will certainly not just deliver our points to the sportsmen’s fair."
The "reibaus-kapell’n" plays at the kirchweih after the final whistle at 6 p.M. It remains to be seen which team will leave the field with their heads held high or will have to swear.