Preview: 2021/22 Salzburg Regional League
Round 1, TSV St. Johann vs. FC Pinzgau Saalfelden
Friday 23 July 2021, 19:00 CET, St. Johann
A long wait without competitive matches – a little more than nine months, or 287 days to be exact – will come to an end for FC Pinzgau Saalfelden on Friday when they take on TSV. St. Johann in their opening game. There is an enormous sense of excitement and anticipation for everyone involved – especially as the first game, which follows an intense period of training and numerous friendlies, will serve as an important indicator for the coming weeks.
Christian Ziege will be without the American duo of Alfonso Ocampo-Chávez and Sota Leo Kitahara for the curtain raiser against TSV. St Johann. Raphael Streitwieser has already begun the process of easing back into team training after an operation.
Christian Ziege: “We’re very satisfied with our preparation and the team development, even though there’s still a lot of work ahead of us. We will do everything we can to start the new season together as a team in the best way. Straight from the off we have a defining game against St. Johann. It’s important to always stay grounded, work hard and never assume that anything will happen automatically. We’re looking forward to getting back into competitive action on Friday. We want to come out with a lot of positive energy and get off to a good start.”