VfL Wolfsburg Cheftrainer Oliver Glasner im Stadion.
08.04.2021
First Team

“We play to win”

VfL head coach Oliver Glasner is looking forward to an “intense slugfest” at Eintracht Frankfurt.

VfL Wolfsburg Cheftrainer Oliver Glasner im Stadion.

The Wolves’ trip to closest pursuers Eintracht Frankfurt this Saturday, 10 April (kick-off 15:30 CEST), could prove to be crucial in the battle for the Champions League places. Both sides are enjoying a fantastic campaign so far and a win for the Wolves would put them seven points clear of the fourth-placed Eagles. At the pre-match press conference, VfL boss Oliver Glasner discussed…

…Frankfurt’s unbeaten record at home this season: “Frankfurt are doing very well and have a lot of confidence, but I’d say the same about us. We also have a lot of confidence and we’ve picked up a few wins away from home, so we’re massively looking forward to it. You’ve got running and pressing machines on both sides, two physically strong teams and two extremely solid backlines. As well as that, there are unpredictable attacking players on both sides. It’s going to be a really cool, hard-fought Saturday afternoon match, an intense slugfest.”

…the importance of centre-forwards Wout Weghorst and Andre Silva besides their goalscoring: “With Wout, you saw against Köln the passion that he showed to get the ball to Josip [Brekalo] and set up the goal. I think Silva is a similar type who, like Wout, moves very well in the penalty area. He anticipates situations in the build-up and gets himself into a good position to finish. Both are out-and-out strikers who know how you have to move in the box, and obviously they’re very good finishers as well.”

…team news: “Josh Guilavogui will miss out with an adductor strain. In addition, Admir Mehmedi and Renato Steffen are still unavailable. All the others are fit.”

…the target of the Champions League: “It’s very important for me that we don’t alter our approach. I’ve always stressed that we go into every game to win – whether it’s home or away, whether it’s against a promoted team or the reigning Champions League winners. That defines us. It might not come off all the time, but the approach is always clear: we play to win. That’s how it will be again on Saturday in Frankfurt. I want to see the players exuding that from the start.”

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