Altach coach Alex Pastoor seems to be at the end of his match. “A disappointment could hardly be greater”, the Dutchman emphasized in an interview with Sky on Saturday evening after the 4-0 home debacle against SKN St. Pölten, which brought his team back to the relegation position of the Bundesliga. He was now “tired”, Pastoor said several times afterwards, and would like to replace his entire team.
Six scoreless mandatory duels, in which, in addition to the 0-0 four weeks ago, in the home game against the also troubled Vienna Austria, and 367 minutes without a goal in the competition clearly show how weak Altach is at the moment. Even in the second round of the cup, the SCR lost 2-1 to fourth division Vienna a week and a half ago. Even then, Pastor counted mercilessly with his team and spoke of a “scandalous performance” that would have allowed his players to abandon the entire club. But now he went one step further.
“We ask ourselves a lot of questions, of course, but there are too few answers. If you start a race like this, it still works. But when I see how to deal with someone who is injured, it has happened before. 1. Yellow-red card has appeared several times. That does not mean that we have to stop playing football. And I am tired of everyone just playing for themselves. After the yellow-red card, St. Pölten has played against ten individuals Player and not against a team, ” said the Altach coach in view of defender Anderson’s early injury in the tenth minute and Nosa Edokpolor’s expulsion in the 36th minute.
“And I’m tired of individual mistakes,” added Pastoor, who was only reasonably satisfied with his performance in the “last 10 or 15 minutes before half time”. His team would at least have tried to play well with the ball. But these individual mistakes are not possible. You cannot defend yourself against this, you can train, you can consult, have video analysis, but also from meetings and video analysis. I have my mouth full ”, the 54-year-old confirmed.
He was of course aware that after the recent negative run, his team had not entered the game with too much confidence. “But when it is clear how we play (…) that we have to be warm for the second ball – and that just won’t happen. And when we have the second ball, we just hit it forward – then I think either. my German is so bad during the week, or the assistant coach is so bad, but then we are on a different track ”, Pastoor said clearly with a loss.
The fact that after the deficit, “then confidence diminishes, isn’t it illogical? They’re only human. But I don’t understand that they go to war like sheep,” irritated him, as he did to Vienna. lack of attitudes from its professionals.
When asked how much hope he still had for the last two games of the year – against newly promoted Ried next Saturday and a week later on December 19 in Hartberg – Pastoor’s answer was: “When a coach is looking for hope. then he’d better stop, because that’s not how it works. But we can’t replace an entire team, that’s nonsense. But let’s think again. It’s something you never really think about, but why Not. “
He knows that his players have much more to offer, they have “shown it more often”. “But football is not just sun on your face and wind on your back, it’s just like today – rain, cold, setbacks. And if you do it like that, then I also know how the last two games went.” It will be interesting to see how club leadership will react to this relentless coverage by Pastor.