It took a lot of work, a lot of patience and a lot of effort to earn this highlight of the season. After 120 minutes of play and the penalty shoot-out in the Saarland Cup final against FC Homburg, SV Elversberg made it three weeks ago - and secured participation in the first main round of the DFB Cup. On this Sunday, September 1th, the big cup game against the second division FC St. Pauli will take place. The game in the URSAPHARM-Arena starts at 13 p.m.
“We are all very excited. The training units are committed and focused, "says SVE trainer Horst Steffen:" We worked this game with a lot of effort and with three cup wins in preparation. We want to collect the reward with a great game over the weekend. We are very proud and absolutely delighted that St. Pauli can come to us. ”With all the sporting ambition, it is also about enjoying this day and the cup highlight and taking the impressions with you. “It's rare that you play against a second division team in a competitive game. It's something special for us, "says Horst Steffen:" A bonus game that we take with us as a 'gift'. "
Of course, the coaching team and team also prepare meticulously and focused on the game and the opponent. St. Pauli comes straight from the summer preparations - the DFB Cup game will be the start of the competitive game for the guests. “As is so often the case, it is also a surprise how the opponent will perform,” says coach Steffen: “It is clear that St. Pauli is also a favorite as a second division team. But we also have to focus on our performance so that we are very concentrated and easy to move. ”As for the SVE squad for Sunday, the week of training so far has been positive. Patryk Dragon, Israel Suero Fernández and Luca Blaß, who were previously ailing, are fully in training and fit again. As things stand now against FC St. Pauli, only Mirza Mustafic and Nico Karger will definitely be missing.
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press report written by: Christina John