Following a two-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Bundesliga resumes this weekend as the Wolves take on Augsburg (kick-off 15:30 CEST) for their first competitive match since meeting Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Europa League on 12 March.
Ahead of a fixture to be played behind closed doors and against a home team lining up under new head coach Heiko Herrlich for the first time, VfL boss Oliver Glasner gave his thoughts on…
… looking forward to the Bundesliga resuming: “We’re really looking forward to it. We’ve been regularly training under complex conditions in order to be as well prepared as possible for day X when matches resume again. I think a lot of people are looking forward to there being games on Saturday at 15:30 again.”
… preparations for the game: “Our workflows are different to the way they normally are due to the circumstances. For example, this week we’re in a quarantine training camp at the team hotel. Having said that, we’re now all used to keeping our distance and wearing a face mask – that’s just part of life now.”
… the squad available for the Augsburg game: “We’ll be missing a few players. Alongside William, Ignacio Camacho and Josuha Guilavogui, Yannick Gerhardt unfortunately picked up an injury in an internal training game. Wout Weghorst is suspended so we’ve currently got 15 outfield players, who all look very fit I have to say.”
… facing an Augsburg side with a new head coach: “Our preparations for this game were a little bit harder because Augsburg haven’t played under Heiko Herrlich yet. We don’t know how they’ll play, how they’ll line up or what the new coach will want. We’re therefore focusing completely on ourselves, having had nine weeks of intensive training. We’ll need good solutions, regardless of how Augsburg play. I think we’re capable of doing that.”