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
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.