VfL-Wolfsburg-Trainer Oliver Glasner in der Nahaufnahme am Spielfeldrand.
First Team

“We’ll go again in the new year”

The coaches give their thoughts following VfL Wolfsburg’s 2-0 defeat away to Bayern Munich.

VfL-Wolfsburg-Trainer Oliver Glasner in der Nahaufnahme am Spielfeldrand.

The Wolves put in a bold display away to the record Bundesliga champions on Saturday, but were unable to finish off their chances and ultimately conceded two late goals. Nevertheless, the Green-and-Whites gave a good account of themselves in Munich and caused their hosts several headaches, especially in the second half.
The result leaves Bayern in third place over the winter break, while Oliver Glasner’s charges are in ninth. The Wolves’ first game back in 2020 is away to 1. FC Köln on Saturday 18 January (kick-off 15:30 CET).

Oliver Glasner: “For us it’s frustrating that the goals arrived so late, because we made life really hard for Bayern today. My team defended brilliantly over long periods of the match and regularly looked dangerous going forward. We had three or four chances to score but unfortunately we weren’t able to make the most of them. We had heavy legs towards the end as Bayern increased the pressure, and they exploited a moment where we weren’t alert and won the game. It’s a shame for us because I was very satisfied with the team’s display. Still, we can take a lot of positives from this match, even if we fell short of winning it. Now we’re heading into a richly deserved Christmas break and will then get going with renewed vigour in the new year so that we can win games like this one.”

Hansi Flick: “Wolfsburg played very well and today wasn’t our best game. The Wolves defended really well and closed down the spaces. I’m proud of my team because they showed the desire to win it right until the final whistle. We kept believing in ourselves, just like we did in Freiburg, and I liked that a lot. The boys are growing together as a team, as you can see by the way they play out on the pitch and reward themselves with three points. Now we’re looking forward to the winter break; it’ll do us all a lot of good.”



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