Borussia Dortmund’s Austrian football coach Peter Stöger looks forward to RB Salzburg in the round of the last sixteen of the Europa League. Nevertheless, Stöger warned of the supposed outsider.
“I am pleased that the opportunity to play as an Austrian coach against an Austrian team is something special for me as well as for my colleague Manfred Schmidt,” said Stöger a few minutes after the draw on Friday afternoon. He is looking forward to having another competitive game in Austria. “That’s a really cool story.”
Born in Vienna, Stoeger and his assistant Manfred Schmidt worked before her time in Germany as a coaching team in Austria, including at Austria Vienna. In 2013, Stöger left with Schmidt, however, his home country to switch to the Bundesliga to 1. FC Cologne.
Stöger warns of Salzburg
From his time in Vienna, of course, Stöger also knows RB Salzburg well. “This is a young, very active team,” said the 51-year-old and warned of the upcoming opponent. The lot is “sporty attractive, it is feasible, but it is a really difficult task.”
It should also not hide the fact that Salzburg has missed the champions league ten times despite sustained series championship in recent years. “They have often gambled away to get into the Champions League, but they have made extraordinary results in the Europa League,” said Stöger. “This is a team that plays unconcerned.”