VfL-Trainer Oliver Glasner steht am Spielfeld rand und gibt der Mannschaft Anweisungen, in dem er mit dem Finger in eine Richtung zeigt.
29.10.2019
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“We’ll do everything to progress”

VfL host RB Leipzig in the DFB Cup on Wednesday.

VfL-Trainer Oliver Glasner steht am Spielfeld rand und gibt der Mannschaft Anweisungen, in dem er mit dem Finger in eine Richtung zeigt.

The Wolves are in midweek action once again on Wednesday evening when they face RB Leipzig for the second time in 10 days – this time in the cup and on home turf (kick-off 18:30 CET). In his press conference before the second-round tie, VfL head coach Oliver Glasner spoke about…

…the upcoming cup clash: “It won’t finish 1-1 this time, that’s for sure. The starting point is clear in the cup: it’s about winning the game and getting through. We’ll do everything to make that happen. It’s important we pick up from the second half in the league game at Leipzig. We’ve looked at that game again in detail. We’ll do everything to progress in the cup.”

…Kevin Mbabu as an option in central defence:“That’s obviously an option again because the circumstances haven’t changed in 10 days. Leipzig’s strikers haven’t gotslower, their playing system hasn’t changed. Leipzig started with a 3-5-2 formation at Freiburg so we don’t know what Julian Nagelsmann is planning, but their system of getting the ball to the strikers quickly is the same. Kevin is again one of a number of considerations. I’ll sleep on it again tonight and make a decision tomorrow.”

…on cup competition in general: “I like it very much. I have very positive and nice memories – obviously as a player, because it gave me my only two trophies [with SV Ried], but also as a coach in Austria [with LASK Linz]. We lost on penalties in the semi-finals against Rapid Wien last season despite being the dominant team. That was obviously very painful at the time but I like these kinds of all-or-nothing games. There’s no messing around; it’s just about winning.”

...the personnel situation: “It’s looking very good. Everyone who was fit before is still fit. The boys made a great impression today. The blood values show that the majority of the players have fully recovered, which proves first and foremost what good condition they’re in but also how well they’ve conducted themselves in the last two days.”

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