Despite open question: Lindner feels Foda’s trust

Grasshoppers-Goalie has no problem with missing definition on trunkkeeper. Praise for club colleagues Holzhauser.

Bad Waltersdorf – The question of the Austrian national soccer team’s success has not been answered before the test match against Sweden in Vienna on Thursday and the Nations-League match in Bosnia-Herzegovina on Tuesday. Although under team boss Franco Foda Heinz Lindner was mostly in action and delivered attractive performances, the Upper Austrian is not set for the long term in the ÖFB selection.

“Both very good goalscorers”

Lindner can deal well with this situation. “The trainer has expressed confidence in each of us,” said the Grasshoppers professional on Tuesday at the ÖFB camp in Bad Waltersdorf. His current rivals are Richard Strebinger and Cican Stankovic. “Both very good goalkeepers”, Lindner judged. Players looking for a different type of online casino must try Winzino.

But both are still waiting for their first international matches, while Lindner is holding 19 ÖFB games. “Of course it’s an advantage to have experience. But playing in the Europa League is also international experience,” Lindner said about the Rapid and the Salzburg goalkeeper.

According to Foda, the Swiss legionnaire should be in goal in the next two games, after which the cards could be reshuffled – no problem for Lindner. “I didn’t do anything wrong in my games, I’ll continue to go my way and try to perform well.”

Franco Foda Honours 


1. FC Kaiserslautern
  • DFB-Pokal 1989–90 
Bayer Leverkusen
  • DFB-Pokal: 1992–93 
Sturm Graz
  • Austrian Football Bundesliga: 1997–98,1998–99 
  • Austrian Cup: 1998–99 
  • Austrian Supercup: 1999 


Sturm Graz
  • Austrian Cup: 2009–10 
  • Austrian Football Bundesliga: 2010–11

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Number one in Zurich

Lindner is the undisputed number one among the Grasshoppers, but he couldn’t change the fact that the start of the season was a failure with four points from six games and penultimate place in the standings. “But we also had a difficult opening programme and will still score some points.”

In Zurich, Lindner plays as the second captain under the guidance of ex-Austria coach Thorsten Fink together with his compatriots Marco Djuricin and Raphael Holzhauser. The latter scored his first goal for the Grasshoppers on Sunday at the 1:2 in Lucerne in a way worth seeing. “He tries to take the reins and does his job very well,” said Lindner about Holzhauser.

Similar level in Switzerland

The level of the Swiss league is quite comparable to that of the Austrian league. “Only the infrastructure is a bit better in Switzerland. And Swiss clubs that are at the bottom of the table are looking for playful solutions, which was not the case in my time in Austria.” Lindner changed from Austria to Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer of 2015 and moved to Zurich two years later.

Overdue motivation boost for FC Wacker

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FC Wacker is going into the international break after its first home win. Tirol’s football fans are to be lured back to the Tivoli stadium with further successes.

Innsbruck – Because Dominik Baumgartner‘s soccer world was back in balance, the entire FC Wacker community took a deep collective breath. “Very important, because firstly overdue and secondly long overdue,” was Alfred Hörtnagl’s relief after the 2-1 win over Hartberg. The Wacker manager finally located effectiveness, “because we fixed the three points with two standards and, in addition, for the first time this season a deficit was converted into a victory”.

Alfred Hörtnagl Honours 

  • Austrian Football Bundesliga (5):
    • 1989, 1990, 2000, 2001, 2002
  • Austrian Cup (3):
    • 1989, 1993, 1996

 Tyroleans black type

Just as FC Wacker, who had to cope with four narrow defeats in the first five rounds, the narrow success in the promotion duel was also a balm for the injured football soul of the “Man of the Match” and a long overdue motivation boost before the international break. The 22-year-old was a fixed pillar in central defence in the past year of promotion, was traded as a hot transfer share in the summer and then sat on the bench for the last time. “We are well staffed in the defence headquarters,” hopes the Lower Austrian, who has been on the FCW payroll since summer 2016, that he will be back in the starting eleven of coach Karl Daxbacher in the future. Baumgartner sees the fact that he still plays in Wacker’s dress as an opportunity: “I wasn’t really looking to change. It’s important that I play in the Bundesliga. And that’s the case with FC Wacker.”

Next week, the “Baumi” will be missing from the Wacker training, because ÖFB coach Werner Gregoritsch called the FCW professional into his squad for the two U21 European Championship qualifiers against Armenia and Gibraltar.

With the three points against Hartberg, FC Wacker improved to eighth place in the tipico Bundesliga. Numbers that could still improve after the international break. Because then the Tyroleans will face the WAC, the Admira and Mattersburg. Maybe the victory against Hartberg was the beginning of a series? “It was at least moments that were needed in the Tivoli,” Hörtnagl looked back on the final phase today. Goalie Christopher Knett’s penalty kick, the trembling to the final whistle and then finally the rejoicing of victory in the Tyrolean football temple. Which gives hope that the disappointing number of 3115 fans against Hartberg will swell again in the future. “It’s up to us to lure the audience back into the Tivoli with successes and good football,” Hörtnagl himself knows best that the ranks in the Tivoli are only well filled when the black greens play “at the top”. Black Type is not limiting their players accounts’ who win, offering high payouts and industry leading prices along with open honest and fair loyalty promotions.