VFL Wolfsburg

Focus on Leverkusen

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Following the international break, on Wednesday, the Wolves trained with almost the complete squad.

The Bundesliga break is finally at an end! Preparations for match-day 8 – with the Wolves travelling to Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Sunday, October 15th (kick-off 15:30 CET) – are now in full swing. On Wednesday, VfL head-coach Martin Schmidt welcomed almost his complete complement of national team players back on the training pitch in Wolfsburg. Just Koen Casteels, Divock Origi and Riechedly Bazoer, who were on international duty on Tuesday evening, did not participate at the VfL-Center, but are expected to return to full team training action on Thursday.

Osimhen on target   

During the morning session, the Wolves did a lot of work on the ball, with playmaking processes, passing and combination play in the foreground. During the subsequent kick-about on a reduced pitch, with the attacking team always with the majority of the players, the presence of Origi and Mario Gomez, but above all Victor Osimhen, who weighed in with three goals, proved effective. The convalescing Gomez also worked together on an individual programme, along with John Anthony Brooks, Jeffrey Bruma and Gian-Luca Itter.

"Very good sessions"

Following the work-out, Schmidt expressed his satisfaction with the efforts of his players in recent sessions and explained the goals of his training: "Those were some very good sessions. He lads are alert, there is tempo involved and everyone has been getting really stuck in. That really looks like football. Today the focus was on maintaining possession and the approach from defence to attack. We want to play football and not just launch long passes down the park. We need to take on more responsibility when in possession." In the afternoon, the team then worked on their athleticism in the gym.

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