Bruno Labbadia auf der Pressekonferenz.
22.11.2018
First Team

“We want three points”

VfL Wolfsburg will be looking to grab maximum points when they host in-form RB Leipzig.

Bruno Labbadia auf der Pressekonferenz.

Third-placed Leipzig are the visitors to the Volkswagen Arena this Saturday on Bundesliga Matchday 12 (kick-off 15:30 CET). It goes without saying that the Red Bulls will prove a tough test for Bruno Labbadia’s men, but the VfL head coach made his aim clear in Thursday’s press conference, telling the assembled media: “We want to get three points.” The Wolves coach also discussed…

…the injury to Marcel Tisserand: “Unfortunately we have a new injury to report. Marcel Tisserand sustained a muscle fibre tear on international duty. It’s a big blow for us and for him, especially as he was just finding his feet again.”

…back-to-back defeats: “We should’ve been rewarded for the numerous chances we had in the game at Hannover 96. We now need to convert the things we’re already doing well into points. That’s something that’s been lacking recently.”

…the opposition: “A turning point for Leipzig was the game against Salzburg, where they were a bit disjointed. Since then they’ve changed things, they’re doing very well and they’re deservedly near the top of the table. Leipzig are a stable team who work well together and create a lot of chances on the counter. They’re certainly one of the strongest teams after Bayern and Dortmund. It’s always good for us to measure ourselves against these teams.”

…possible rotation: “We need to look at how we gradually build a solid framework. In the past, it’s been a big problem that we’ve had to constantly change the team – unfortunately that’s continued to some extent this season. For that reason we always think very carefully about the changes we make and how we make sure that players establish themselves in the squad.”

…whether he has a target between now and the winter break: “If someone asks me what I want, I always say I want to claim every point. That’s also how we need to go into games. I never set a minimum target. Instead I always want to achieve the maximum, which means we want to get three points this Saturday.”

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