When FC St. Pauli competes at 1. FC Nürnberg on Sunday, it is primarily about points to keep them up. Everything was different 20 years ago – in 2001 they both got promoted to the Bundesliga together.
It was the last matchday on May 20th. While the “club” was already through, the Kiezkicker had to win because of the almost relegation 2000 at the beginning of the season by many experts as the number one relegation candidate. And it succeeded. Dubravko Kolinger and Joker Deniz Baris with his legendary header goal ensured the 2-1 victory in the Frankenstadion.
Trainer Dietmar Demuth explains the St. Pauli ascent
The master of this miracle was coach Dietmar Demuth, who had already made it into the elite class twice as a player with the brown-whites.
The MOPO told Demuth, who is now coaching the Berlin top division Hertha 06: “During the winter break I thought for the first time that we could do it. We practically made it with many who failed. With professionals who, like Nico Patschinski or Marcel Rath, certainly had quality, but could not assert themselves at their previous clubs and were difficult to manage. “
Daniel Scheinhardt was the key player
Demuth’s simple principle when dealing with the difficult guys: “I left them the long leash because they hit the gas every weekend.” According to the 66-year-old from Hamburg, his troops had nothing to offer, but they had a lot of solidarity. Not only the old fighters Holger Stanislawski and André Trulsen were responsible for this: “Daniel Scheinhardt in particular held everything together.”
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For Sunday, Demuth keeps his fingers crossed: “St. Pauli got a little bit the curve. But you had to win against Sandhausen and you shouldn’t lose against Nürnberg. ”