For the lichtenfelser it is already the second game in the preparation, for the guest means the game the premiere in the new season. Nevertheless – when on saturday evening (6 p.M.) the 1. When FC nurnberg faced FC lichtenfels at karl-fleschutz-stadion, the spectators could expect a clear-cut affair.
Six years ago we went 0:12
Christopher fischer, sporting director of the national league club, is hoping for a result that is not as bad as in 2013, when the club lost 12-0. 3000 spectators saw the match. Fischer is also hoping for the same number of fans on saturday. Many FCN supporters are curious and want to see the new team, which is expected to return to the bundesliga as quickly as possible, up close and personal.
Since monday, the second division team has been training under its new coach damir canadi.
FCL works on the defensive system
For a week and a half, the lichtenfelsers have been preparing for the. The new season that begins in july. FCL coach christian goller has a partner in the coaching team in oliver muller. Both are "like all teams currently working on the basics. With muller, he wants to change something in the game system for the new round. "Until now, when the opponent had the ball, we defended in a 4-4-2, we want to change that", says goller, but does not reveal how his team will then work against the ball. Goller was quite satisfied with the first test last sunday at bavarian league team ATSV erlangen despite the 1:2 defeat. "We kept the game even, but missed some great opportunities. When you make two mistakes on defense, it doesn’t really matter which system you use to defend."
Game of rather little sporting value
Against the 1. FC nurnberg, on the other hand, will face a completely different match. "The boys should "enjoy the game, says goller, who "couldn’t care less whether this is the second or seventh preparation game". From a sporting point of view, the comparison with the second-division team is not of such great value for the regional league team. "We want to present ourselves well and achieve a respectable result. The more important game for us coaches is on sunday at 15 o’clock in monchroden." That’s why he’ll probably be making a lot of substitutions. For the fans, on the other hand, it is good to see the atmosphere that can prevail in the lichtenfels stadium when it is full. The coach hopes that some spectators will come back to the FCL later, when the opponent is not nurnberg.
Kevin wige is looking forward to the backdrop
At the last comparison with the club six years ago, goalkeeper christoph kraus, captains daniel schardt and pascal scholz, defenders pascal graf and kevin wige as well as attacker mariusz jankowiak were already part of the FCL team. "It is incredibly fun to experience the tempo live, even though we probably have to run more in 45 minutes than we normally do in 90 minutes. To play in front of him is the greatest feeling for an amateur soccer player", pascal graf recalls in our partner portal anpfiff.Info on the last guest game of the "glubberer.
FCL chairman thomas neckermann reports to our newspaper that 600 tickets have been sold so far. At the end of the whitsun vacations, however, a lot of spontaneous visitors were allowed to come, especially since the nurnberg professionals took time after the game to sign autographs or smile into their smartphones for selfies. "This is how it has always been", neckermann is looking forward to the match, which was supposed to take place last year as part of the club’s short training camp in lichtenfels. In 2018, however, FCN coach michael kollner decided to play against the third-division team halle. For safety reasons, the game was then also moved to the weismain waldstadion. "It is already" that it comes immediately this year to the club comparison, according to neckermann.
Everyone fights for their place in the team
Whether FCN newcomers oliver sorg (hannover), robin hack (hoffenheim) and felix lohkemper (magdeburg) will play in lichtenfels remains to be seen. The fans, regardless of whether they are supporters of the FCL or the FCN, should not expect any planking, because in the preparation every player fights for a regular place.
Goller: slowing players down rather than motivating them
This also applies to the lichtenfelser. "The new ones are fully on board. Fabian funk from ebing will certainly help us, even if he has seen in erlangen that it is faster in the landesliga. I think lukas schamel and sebastian zillig can also make it into the national league squad", says goller. The FCL coach is not giving his eleven anything special to take away with them. "In a game like this, you don’t have to motivate the boys, but rather slow them down a bit."