A pretty funny episode happened at dinner in the five-star hotel “Titanic deluxe”: Pavel Dotchev, the coach of the third-division soccer team FC Viktoria Köln, was sitting at the set table with goalkeeper André Weis, who had been committed only a few days earlier; the mood will not have been the best.
Viktoria had just lost a friendly against MTK Budapest 3: 5 as part of her training camp in Belek, Turkey – reason enough for Dotchev to confront the keeper transferred from Jahn Regensburg with the following statement: “Welcome to Cologne!” Said the trainer cheerfully , “You can expect to concede plenty of goals.”
Viktoria Köln before a groundbreaking duel against Chemnitzer FC
After a short preparation, Victoria's coach can't really breathe a sigh of relief: the relegation-threatened relegation player has played five test games in the past two weeks, won three times, lost twice, with 4-1 on Saturday at regional league team Alemannia Aachen. “We have to focus on more compactness, because this is the only way we can keep the class”, demands the sporting director Marcus Steegmann.
With the four soccer players brought in Sead Hajrovic (defense), Steven Lewerenz (midfield), André Weis and the Jamaican attacker Seaton will join FC Viktoria on Saturday in the “Relegation” mission. It starts with a groundbreaking relegation duel to Chemnitzer FC.