Just a few hours after their disappointing UEFA Europa League play-off exit at the hands of AEK Athens, the Wolves need to turn their attentions back on the Bundesliga and their home match with FC Augsburg on Sunday 4 October (kick-off 15:30 CEST).
The visitors travel to Wolfsburg full of confidence, having started their league campaign with back-to-back wins. At the press conference ahead of the game – which is expected to be attended by up to 6,000 supporters – VfL head coach Oliver Glasner spoke about…
…responding to their Europa League exit:
…his squad situation: “Joao Victor will definitely be out. We need to wait and see with Koen Casteels. We’ll use today to take a look at everything. Ridle Baku will be with the team for the first time today and will get to know the lads. After just a few hours’ sleep, though, we won’t be doing a normal training session but will focus instead on our recovery. As far as the rest of the squad goes for the game, I probably won’t know any more until tomorrow.”
…Sunday’s opponents: “Augsburg will no doubt be coming here full of confidence. Against Dortmund in particular they showed that they can defend as a unit. They didn’t have much possession but also conceded very few chances. They were very dangerous from set-pieces and counter-attacks, and that’s how they swung the game in their favour. It was a similar scenario in Berlin [against Union]. We’ll be concentrating on our own game. We need to pick ourselves up and give it everything we’ve got ahead of the international break.”
…playing the game in front of a home support: “6,000 fans would be incredible for us. I’ll be delighted to see every fan that is allowed into the stadium on Sunday. I appreciate that the situation is unusual for supporters – the mask and social distancing makes everything a little more restricted, which leaves some fans feeling a little sceptical. Even so, I hope the rest of the tickets will be sold and we can have a real home-game atmosphere at the Volkswagen Arena for the first time in a long while.”