Regensburg’s Albers: "Disgusting against and with the ball"

Jahn Regensburg’s coach Mersad Selimbegovic was very satisfied despite the 0-1 defeat in the friendly against FC Augsburg. Attacker Andreas Albers is not afraid of the guest appearance in Paderborn.

In a good mood: Andreas Albers (Mi.) and Jahn Regensburg.

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Selimbegovic had observed an “intense game” against the Bundesliga club and was “very satisfied with the attitude the boys fought their way into”. Against the FCA, the coach of the current runner-up had given several players playing time last Thursday, who had recently been less involved. “All the players who were used were in a really good mood,” praised the 39-year-old on the club’s website.

With the new signing Aygün Yildirim, who had been injured for five months before, and David Otto, who had been out for weeks, two players were also allowed to show themselves who could offer Selimbegovic additional options on the offensive in the top game on Friday evening (6.30 p.m.) when third in the table in Paderborn.

The balance between short balls and our actual style of playing, playing vertically into the top very quickly, is working better and better at the moment.

Selimbegovic is in good spirits, also because he realized against Augsburg that “we are better in all aspects if we compare it with the friendly against Fürth in the last international break”. Attacker Andreas Albers also sees it that way. In an interview on the Jahn website, he describes the progress made by Regensburg, who have only lost once so far: “We were always very disgusting and difficult to play against the ball.” But now the opponents have to be careful when his team has the ball. “The balance between short balls and our actual style of playing, playing vertically into the top very quickly, is working better and better at the moment. At the moment we’re not only disgusting against the ball, but also with the ball.”

That sounds like a good prerequisite for taking something with you in Paderborn. The more recent record since 2018 shows two wins for the host club. A fact that Regensburg would certainly like to change.

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