KAUCZINSKI: "ONLY THING THAT WILL HELP IS HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION"
Head coach Markus Kauczinski took time out after training on Sunday to field questions from the Hamburg media. The 48-year-old spoke about the reasons for the defeat against Aue and hinted at changes ahead of the next league game.
BUCHTMANN GOAL NOT ENOUGH TO PREVENT 2-1 DEFEAT AGAINST AUE
FC St. Pauli slipped to their first home defeat of the year on Saturday afternoon, going down 2-1 against Erzgebirge Aue in front of another sell-out crowd at the Millerntor. The Boys in Brown took an early lead through Christopher Buchtmann but were eventually pegged back by a brace from Jan Hochscheidt.
"FIRE AND PASSION" THE KEY AGAINST BOGEY SIDE AUE
After the rollercoaster ride involving the 3-2 late show win over visiting Union Berlin and the 4-1 defeat at FC Cologne last week, the Boys in Brown aim to return to winning ways on Saturday (1300 CET). Erzgebirge Aue come to the Millerntor on the back of two defeats, so they will be out to get a result, too, something they have done regularly in recent years. To ensure that doesn't happen, the Boys in Brown have been drumming up the necessary fire and passion in training.
STÖVER PENS NEW DEAL
FC St. Pauli have brought an important staffing decision to conclusion. The board of directors have extended the contract of director of sport Uwe Stöver, which was due to expire in summer 2020, by a further year to 30 June 2021. The 52-year-old has been with the Boys in Brown since October 2017.
KAUCZINSKI: “HAVE TO DO BETTER, NO MATTER WHO THE OPPOSITION ARE“
Following the game at FC Cologne, head coach Markus Kauczinski took time out after the official press conference to answer additional questions from the assembled Hamburg media. As well as wanting to know how pleased he was with Svend Brodersen and Justin Hoogma on their first starts, they also enquired about the reasons for the tactical changes.
CÓRDOBA HITS THREE AS BOYS IN BROWN LOSE AT COLOGNE
It was their second big game in five days but this one ended in defeat. After the 3-2 home win over Union Berlin on Monday, the Boys in Brown went down 4-1 at FC Cologne on Friday evening. Jhon Córdoba gave the Billy Goats the lead on 32, but Alex Meier restored parity six minutes later. Two second-half strikes from Córdoba put Cologne on the road to victory before Simon Terodde put the result beyond doubt five minutes from time.
NO COMPLAINTS AFTER COLOGNE DEFEAT
Not for the first time, the Boys in Brown came away empty-handed from Cologne, this time going down by a rather emphatic 4-1 margin. After the final whistle there was no doubt in the St. Pauli camp that the home side were worth their win. The post-match reaction.