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Weinzierl: “We want to end the season on a positive note”

FCA will look to end their season on a high as they welcome Fürth to the WWK ARENA.

First Team 12.05.2022, 13:50

With Bundesliga safety already in the bag, FC Augsburg will welcome SpVgg Greuther Fürth to the WWK ARENA on Saturday for the season finale. Markus Weinzierl’s side want to end the season on a high in front of their own fans.

“Sunday had a bit of a weird feel to it, as did the week that followed,” said Markus Weinzierl, in reference to the fact that Augsburg watched their Bundesliga survival on television. The goal now, of course, is to end the season on a high and pick up three points in front of the home fans. “We want to make a good lasting impression,” said the boss.

Weinzierl will use the final game as an opportunity to put the defeats to Köln (1-4) and Leipzig (0-4) behind him. His side will look to emulate the form they showed last month, when they convincingly beat Wolfsburg (3-0) and Mainz (2-1). “We will have to bring our best performance,” explained the coach.

Weinzierl also warned against underestimating Saturday’s opponents, whose relegation to the 2. Bundesliga has already been confirmed. “They have played pretty well in the second half of the season and they are an awkward team to play against,” he said. Augsburg found it tough against Fürth earlier in the season and could only manage a 0-0 draw against Stefan Leitl’s side.

Weinzierl: “It’s been a season of highs and lows

The coach has almost a full squad to choose from at the weekend. Only Ruben Vargas is set to miss out due to a recurring ligament injury.

Weinzierl has mixed feelings as he looks back on this campaign: “We found it difficult at the start of the season and we had lots of injuries to deal with. Overall, it’s been a season of highs and lows.” He is, however, happy that his side will be a Bundesliga team next season: “Survival was a bare minimum but we still had to go out there and achieve it. The fact that we did it is something that I’m happy with.”

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