First Team

“Great tactical discipline” 

The coaches give their thoughts on VfL Wolfsburg’s 2-0 victory away to Eintracht Frankfurt.

The Wolves executed their game plan to perfection in Frankfurt, despite playing the entire second half with ten men following Marcel Tisserand‘s sending-off for a second yellow card. Oliver Glasner’s troops were extremely compact in the second period, were determined in the tackles right until the final whistle, and barely gave the hosts a sight of goal. 

Oliver Glasner: “We went through a bad patch in between the two last international breaks, so the win today against one of the league’s strongest home teams was very important for us. The players showed great tactical discipline in the first half and defended well. We were able to make a few inroads up front and had a bit of luck when we took the lead, although we’d had a big chance to score before then. Even when we were a man down we didn’t let go of our lead. Everyone was very disciplined in defence in the second half, we didn’t allow them may chances and we still managed to get forward well, which was fantastic. Overall it was a deserved victory and one we’re very happy about.”

Adi Hütter: “We didn’t really get into the game properly from the start. We weren’t aggressive enough defending against the ball and didn’t show what we’re capable of in terms of our counter-pressing. We made a tactical change after the sending-off in order to go a bit deeper, but Wolfsburg defended superbly. We struggled against their defensive aerial ability, and at the end of the day we deserved to lose.”



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