Tenacity coupled with efficiency the key to success at Braunschweig
After failing to secure their first win since mid-August against Heidenheim last time out, the Boys in Brown go to Eintracht Braunschweig on Saturday (13.00 CET) determined to end a run of six games without a victory. That will be no easy task, however, against a side unbeaten in four. As well as reproducing the tenacity they showed against Heidenheim, the Schultz XI will also need to be effective if they are to take all three points.
Schultz: "We need more of that behaviour every week"
Next up for the Boys in Brown after the scoreless draw against Heidenheim is a trip to Eintracht Braunschweig), who are unbeaten in their last four matches, on Saturday (13.00 CET. Head coach Timo Schultz took time out in the run-up to field questions from the media at the pre-match news conference.
Vasilj: "It's easier for me to keep a clean sheet then"
Though it wasn't enough for three points, the Boys in Brown did manage to a clean sheet for the second time this season against FC Heidenheim. That left goalkeeper Nikola Vasilj feeling good, of course, and after training on Wednesday he spoke to the media representatives about that and other things...
MATANOVIĆ: “UNFORTUNATELY, THERE WERE JUST INCHES IN IT”
The Boys in Brown gave a good performance against FC Heidenheim but were unable to claim their reward in the shape of all three points despite creating several good chances. Afterwards, the mood in the camp was one of satisfaction with the display but not with the draw, even though Heidenheim were the expected tough opposition and had opportunities of their own.
THEUERKAUF FOILS LAST-MINUTE VICTORY IN HEIDENHEIM STALEMATE
FC St. Pauli were held to a goalless draw by FC Heidenheim on Saturday night. A crowd of 29,242 saw a high-octane affair from the off in which both teams squandered chances to score. Heidenheim's Norman Theuerkauf scrambled an Igor Matanović shot off the line in second-half stoppage time to deny the Boys in Brown a last-gasp victory.
End one run, extend another the goal against Heidenheim
FC St. Pauli resume their league campaign after the international break with the visit of FC Heidenheim to the Millerntor on Saturday evening (20.30 CET). After five games without a win, the Boys in Brown go into the game determined to take all three points - something they have done four times in succession against Frank Schmidt's side.
Schultz: "Our approach will always be to be pro-active on the ball"
After the sole international break in the first part of the season, the Boys in Brown entertain FC Heidenheim on Saturday evening (20.30 CET). Head coach Timo Schultz took time out in the run-up to field questions from the media at the pre-match news conference.
Ritzka: "Paqa and I are different characters"
FC St. Pauli will be without Leart Paqarada for the home game against FC Heidenheim, which means Lars Ritzka is in with a good chance of making his second start for the Boys in Brown. As you might expect, the 24-year-old left-back came in for particular media attention after training on Tuesday. Here’s a recap of what he had to say to the assembled journalists...
Smith: "Have to look in the mirror and say we’re not doing enough"
With the next game against Heidenheim just over a week away, the Boys in Brown have plenty of time to prepare for part two of the first half of the season. Midway through the international break, Eric Smith took time out to answer questions from the media after training on Thursday.