Who are LASK Linz
In global terms, LASK are a minnow. Born in between two giants of Austrian football in Salzburg and Vienna in the year 2016 they found themselves in the 2nd division of Austrian football but by the year 2019, things had gone well.
The LASK lads had put in a heck of a season to put themselves firmly up the league, but come the 2019/20 season, many pundits think Holst won't be enough to stop them sliding to the relegation spots and finding themselves in the second division.
LASK Linz is formed of some real characters, a side that doesn't have any of it's 7 non EU member allowance filled are hugely home based, with about 90% of the players been home grown. Here's a list of some of the key players to look out for in years to come:
Since arriving on a free in the summer of 2015 Ranftl has been a prolific and key player to this Linz side, holding down the right back spot for many years now, he's become a constant in the team.
Our Austrian-Serbian playmaker will be a big part of our team if we're to have a successful year. Djuric arrived a season ago for 200k and has looked the part since. However, in a division where the games come thick and fast, he will need to be rotated due to the physical requirements of the centre midfield position.
My pick for surprise of the season, which may make it less surprising I suppose. This lad looks to be the first youth product to make it into the first team in this save, playing well in pre-season to get the nod. Expect big things from this lad.
Our final player is also probably our biggest. Tomas Malec is valued at an astronomical 2.2 million pounds and will look to be our target man for years to come. The Slovakian will have competition for places though, all will be revealed soon.
For now, Holst is wanting to acclimatise, he's seen the expectations his team has received and doesn't like them one bit. However, he knows asking too much of the players could be detrimental, he wants solidification, mid table will do it for our exiled man this year.
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