The numbers speak a clear language: In the table of the Herezer, the SV Sandhausen occupied the penultimate place with only 14 points. With 36 goals, the SVS also showed the second-sized defense of the league – only the then and today’s final light FC Ingolstadt had conceded a goal after 17 matchdays with 37 a goal.
Meanwhile, eight games are played in the second round and thus almost half – and with 15 counters the sand houses have already booked one more on the have side than in the complete pocket. Only leader Werder Bremen collected with 22 points more, right with Sandhausen are the TopTeams Darmstadt 98 and the 1st FC Nuremberg.
But even more obvious is the view of the goal ratio. Because there are currently just six goals. The best value of the 2nd league during this period, only Fortuna Dusseldorf (8) and the Hamburg SV (9) also cashed in the single-digit area. The newly recovered stability in the defensive clearly carries the handwriting of coach Alois Schwartz.
Kabaca: “Now we also want to crack Darmstadt”
The return of Schwartz to the hard forest proved to be a luck for sandhauss. Since the 54-year-old after the 7th matchday with only four counters had taken over, there was a point cut of 1.4. Especially after setbacks, the SVS is now far less than under Schwartz ‘predecessors to his fate. “The team has mentality and character,” praises Schwartz, “I am a bit proud of that.” And the 15 points from the past six games have also strengthened confidence in their own performance: “Now we also want to crack Darmstadt,” announced the sporting director Mikayil Kabaca before the upcoming guest match at the Lilies next Friday (18.30 clock).