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
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.