First Team

“A real challenge”

VfL go in search of more Bundesliga points at FC Augsburg on Saturday.

The Green-and-Whites will be brimming with confidence when they return to Bundesliga action at 15:30 CET on Saturday 6 February. Including the midweek DFB Cup victory over Schalke, VfL have now kept four consecutive clean sheets in all competitions. Having watched his side claim all three points in their last three Bundesliga encounters, head coach Oliver Glasner told the assembled media on Friday how the Wolves plan on extending their winning run in Augsburg. He also discussed…

…setting a new club record with another shutout: “Another clean sheet would mean we’d have claimed at least a point. But if we score we’d have three points, which I’d much prefer to a club record. This week, it’s important for us to gather our strength again. I’m expecting a difficult game, but we’re in good form and want to win the match.”

…the opposition: “Augsburg are very compact. They’ve also changed their formation and play in a 3-4-3 system, which has allowed FCA to steady the ship. They’re doing well, they’re well organised tactically and cover a lot of ground. They’re robust and reduce the spaces. It’s going to be another real challenge for us but we relish it.”

…personnel: “Things are looking very good in terms of personnel. The only minor doubt is Renato Steffen, who felt a little twinge in his muscle. It didn’t look like anything serious though, so I’m expecting him to be fit. It’s good that Jerome Roussillon has been back in training for a while now. If everything goes well in the final session, I’ll take him to Augsburg with us.”

…the Wolves’ busy week: “A win would be a great way to end the week. We’ll do everything in our power to get these three points, but it’s important that we always remain humble and don’t think that we’ll just turn up at Augsburg and win anyway.”



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