The Wolves are bidding to make it two wins from two in the Europa League at AS Saint-Étienne.
VfL Wolfsburg play their second group match in the UEFA Europa League away to French side AS Saint-Étienne on Thursday 3 October (kick-off 18:55 CEST). VfL head coach Oliver Glasner and captain Josuha Guilavogui answered journalists’ questions at the customary press conference. Oliver Glasner on…
…a special kind of excitement: “It’s not necessarily special; I’m looking forward to it like I do every game. For me it’s important that the team are in good shape and they’ve shown that in recent weeks. We want to approach this game in the way that we did against Oleksandriya. We’re glad to be playing in the Europa League group stage with VfL.”
…Guilavogui’s change of position at Mainz: “I’ve been thinking about putting Josuha back in midfield the whole time, and it worked very well against Mainz. I’m always open as to how I arrange the team and it depends on the personnel situation as well. I’m happy that we have lots of players who can play in multiple positions, because we have one or two missing at the moment.”
…the target: “Our approach is always the same: we’re going to play to win tomorrow. We’ll try to put the opposition under pressure, but we also know that you can’t do that for 90 minutes. I expect Saint-Étienne to play with confidence after the win last weekend. For us it’s about playing into space and creating chances, while still being compact.”
Josuha Guilavogui on…
…his former club: “The fans in the stadium create a decent atmosphere. I know that Saint-Étienne are going through a difficult period at the moment but they’re a good side. A win would probably be important for them. However, we have a lot of confidence in ourselves and hope that we can win the game.”
…his return: “It’s special for me to come back here. We drove past my old school earlier and I was able to tell the bus driver which route was quicker. The stadium has changed a bit; the infrastructure has improved. I didn’t think I’d be able to step out onto the pitch here again.”