Schultz: "It'll be important to be solid all over the pitch"
With three games in six days, it's a hectic start to the year for the Boys in Brown. And it meant head coach Timo Schultz was back in front of the media on Monday morning ahead of the DFB Cup tie against holders Borussia Dortmund.
AMENYIDO RESCUES LATE POINT AGAINST AUE
FC St. Pauli were held to a 2-2 draw by Erzgebirge Aue in the opening game of 2022 on Saturday afternoon. Ben Zolinski gave Aue a surprise lead with his side's sole attack in the first 45 before Jakov Medić levelled the scores on the half-hour. The Boys in Brown had more of the possession after the interval, but the visitors restored their advantage through substitute Nikola Trujić on 72. Etienne Amenyido then rescued a late point with a wonderful strike in time added on.
SCHULTZ: "TOO MANY LITTLE THINGS WEREN'T GOOD ENOUGH TODAY"
A run of eight home wins out of eight came to an end today when the Boys in Brown were held to a draw by Aue. After the game there was disappointment over the performance but not over the morale. The visitors, for their part, would surely have taken a point before the game, but in view of the late equaliser the 2-2 draw will feel more like a defeat.
FC St. Pauli delighted over new deal for Schultz
FC St. Pauli have taken a key decision for the future of the club's professional football operations by handing head coach Timo Schultz an early contract extension. Schultz, 44, who has served the club in various guises for more than 16 years, took charge of the first team in July 2020 and guided them to tenth place in his debut season following a difficult start. The Boys in Brown currently sit top of Bundesliga 2.
BOYS IN BROWN BEAT BEERSCHOT 2-0 IN BENIDORM FRIENDLY
The Boys in Brown secured a 2-0 win over Belgian top-division club K Beerschot VA in the only friendly of their Benidorm training camp on Saturday. Christopher Buchtmann and Max Dittgen got the goals in a game that was played over 120 minutes.
Knoll joins MSV Duisburg
Marvin Knoll is departing FC St. Pauli to join MSV Duisburg. The 31-year-old defender left the Benidorm training camp on Thursday for contract talks with the third-division outfit. The two clubs have agreed not to disclose any details of the transfer.
Sören Ahlers: uncomplicated, yet not without ambition
The role of third-choice goalkeeper is often considered a thankless task. Whoever has it wants to be rid of it as soon as possible, or so it goes. At FC St. Pauli, Sören Ahlers has had to content himself with runouts in friendlies and Under-23 matches to date, yet the chemistry with fellow shot-stoppers Nikola Vasilj und Dennis Smarsch is clearly evident. That friendly relationship does not equate to a lack of ambition, however, as a conversation with the 24-year-old soon reveals.