Hecking expects more from Nurnberg
Nurnberg coach Dieter Hecking was still not satisfied after seeing his side end their winless run at the ninth attempt with a 1-0 success over Kaiserslautern yesterday. Hecking said he would have preferred a more emphatic victory at the Frankenstadion.
"It is a shame we only won 1-0," he said. "We could have won 3-0 or 4-0. We dealt with Kaiserslautern very well and we played really good football in preventing them from getting even close to our goal. This is how we must defend our goal and defend our penalty area - we have just got to keep the opponents out of there and the team did that today for the first time in weeks."
Indeed, the last time Nurnberg kept a clean sheet was on 27 August, when they last won at the Frankenstadion against Bavarian rivals Augsburg. That game was followed by another win against Cologne and Hecking hopes his side can now return to the form they showed in the first few weeks of the season. "Finally we have rediscovered what made us so strong at the start of the season," he told Sky television.