Oliver Glasner auf einer PK in der Volkswagen Arena.
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“Take the fight to Leipzig”

The Wolves host second-placed RB Leipzig on Saturday.

Oliver Glasner auf einer PK in der Volkswagen Arena.

Matchday 25 of the Bundesliga season sees VfL Wolfsburg take on the Red Bulls at the Volkswagen Arena on Saturday 7 March (kick-off 15:30 CET). At the press conference in the build-up to the game, head coach Oliver Glasner answered questions on…

…the injury situation: “There are still one or two doubts and we’ll have to wait until tomorrow. Daniel Ginczek and Kevin Mbabu have trained individually. We need to wait and see how they respond – if they complete the final training session tomorrow, then they’ll be involved in the Leipzig game. Josuha Guilavogui is still out, though. The good news is that Jerome Roussillon came through the full session today and will be available again.”

…Paulo Otavio: “He had a difficult start at VfL. He was out injured for over four months and so it took a while for him to get into good shape. He offers incredible pace and also carries out our tactical instructions very well. He’s a player who always defends aggressively on the front foot and gets involved in attack. I’m pleased for him because during his injury lay-off, he had lost some of his cheerful Brazilian nature. It’s very important for him to continue to produce the performances he has done recently.”

…the opposition: “With RB we’ve got a team coming to Wolfsburg who are challenging for the Bundesliga title. Leipzig’s individual quality is well known. They have a playing philosophy that’s evolved over the years and when they’re at their best, they’re really hard to beat. Saying that, we’re also in very good form and have gained confidence in recent weeks, so we want to take the fight to the visitors.”

…the current phase of the season: “Leipzig can play at the very highest level – and I think it’s similar with us. We’ve had a lot of good performances recently, such as against Hoffenheim, Mainz and Malmö. But there have also been some bad halves, for example in the home game against Düsseldorf. Against Leipzig we have to play to a high level so that we can match them, and I regard our players as being capable of that because they’ve shown it regularly in recent weeks. Both teams will be playing to win.”



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