Oliver Glasner lachend steht auf dem Trainingsplatz vom VfL Wolfsburg.
01.03.2021
First Team

“Want to reach the semi-finals”

No extra motivation is needed ahead of the Wolves’ DFB Cup quarter-final tie away to RB Leipzig.

Oliver Glasner lachend steht auf dem Trainingsplatz vom VfL Wolfsburg.

The last time VfL Wolfsburg reached the DFB Cup semi-finals was in 2015 – and every Wolves fan knows how the competition ended that year. On Wednesday 3 March (kick-off 20:45 CET), the Green-and-Whites have their next opportunity to progress to the last four as they travel to RB Leipzig, currently second in the Bundesliga, with VfL looking to extend their current unbeaten run of 10 competitive games.

At his pre-match media briefing, head coach Oliver Glasner discussed…

…his expectations of the match: “Both teams play an attacking game on the front foot. The 2-2 draw in the league was an interesting one. We had the upper hand in the first half, but Leipzig did in the second. I’m expecting a match in which both teams will look to get forward. Both teams are well organised, and we’ll try to make life as tough as possible for Leipzig’s attack.”

...his team’s approach: “We don’t need any special motivation. We’re in the quarter-finals of the cup, so there are just two more games until the final. Our approach is clear: we want to reach the semi-finals. I always tell the players that in the cup it’s ‘all or nothing’ – and we want it all. We need to perform to our absolute limit, but we believe we’re capable of doing so. We’re travelling to Leipzig with a great sense of anticipation and we’ll give it everything we’ve got.”

…team news: “Josip Brekalo and Tim Siersleben both trained with the team today without any problems, so they’re both ok again. Unfortunately, Jerome Roussillon wasn’t able to train due to a calf complaint. It doesn’t look good for him, but we’re still waiting on the exact diagnosis from the doctors. All the other players are available.”

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