The goal is already close - but there is still one last major hurdle. In the fight for the Saarland Cup and the associated entry into the DFB Cup, SV Elversberg made it to the final. In the final, coach Horst Steffen's team will meet FC Homburg tomorrow, Saturday, August 22nd. The game against the league competitor will kick off at 16.45 p.m. in the URSAPHARM-Arena on the Kaiserlinde.
After exhausting days of preparation with the training camp in Bad Kreuznach and two cup games in Brebach and Auersmacher in quick succession, Elv von der Kaiserlinde had a day of regeneration yesterday and the final training session before the cup final on Friday. Except for Mirza Mustafic, who is still in rehab after his shoulder surgery, all players are physically fit for a mission in the final. The two newcomers Nico Karger and Maurice Neubauer have hardly trained with the team so far and will therefore also not be in the squad. "It's nice to see that the guys got through the preparation well, that they are fit and eager to get into the squad," says Horst Steffen.
His team expects a strong opponent tomorrow in the final for the trophy: FC Homburg kicked third division promoted 1. FC Saarbrücken with a 3-0 win out of the competition in the second semi-final during the week and is now certainly highly motivated. “It was impressive how they played Saarbrücken. Homburg did a very good job, defended well and had good transition moments ", says coach Steffen:" You have a good squad together. So we have to be really good on Saturday. ”He demands good organization and unity on the pitch from his own team over the entire season. “I would like a lot of activity and a lot of self-confidence. The team concept must be in the foreground. I want to see that everyone really gets involved and tries to be there for the team and to be successful for one another. "
Spectators are not admitted to the cup final, but fans can watch the game live as part of the “Amateurs final day” in the conference call with other state cup finals on ARD or in full on the SR's online stream.
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press report written by: Christina John