In preparation, St. Pauli’s trainer Timo Schultz (43) often had to act without a regular striker. Now “Schulle” is spoiled for choice. And that should fall on Monday against Nuremberg on top purchaser Guido Burgstaller (31).
The striker celebrates his Kiez premiere in brown.
“I’ll be surprised, even if I’ve already played at Millerntor. That was a cool atmosphere “, the Austrian looks back on his games – of all things – with Nuremberg (1: 1, 0: 1) and is looking forward to his first home appearance.
“Of course it will be a bit different now because the stadium is not full. I think 1000 fans can come. But I’m still happy. But the most important thing is that we leave the three points here. “
Shortly before the end of the transition period, the former national player (25 appearances, two goals) came to the Kiez kickers. His contract until 2022 in Gelsenkirchen, where the Ösi was last only on the sidelines, was terminated prematurely. “It was a difficult time for me at Schalke,” reveals the father of the family (wife Stefanie, daughter Mila / 1).
Now Burgstaller has his fun back.
“I am happy to be a full member of a team again. I feel good and have been well received. Above all, the fun has come back. I had lost it a bit. “
In the entire 19/20 season, he failed to score in 21 Bundesliga games. “That doesn’t affect me. Unfortunately, it didn’t go so well last year. You have to accept that in a career, ”the oldie takes it easy.
It is now important that his nose for goal works again. But he steps on the brakes a little: “Now I have to find the rhythm, get myself in good shape (Form, the editor). To be physically the same again. Of course, a few percent are still missing. “