Oliver Glasner shares his thoughts on VfL’s trip to Stuttgart.
Ahead of the Wolves’ visit to VfB Stuttgart on Wednesday 21 April (kick-off 20:30 CEST), head coach Oliver Glasner spoke to the media about…
… personnel: “Josuha Guilavogui is returning to the squad. Maxence Lacroix is a minor doubt [with a thigh issue] – we’ll only decide on the day of the game whether Marin Pongracic will replace him. The one-match suspensions of Paulo Otavio and Kevin Mbabu coupled with Renato Steffen’s injury means we’re without three full-backs, but in Jerome Roussillon and Ridle Baku we have two more experienced defenders in our squad.”
…Wednesday’s opponents: “Stuttgart are having a fantastic season as a promoted side. They’ve got a lot of pace in their ranks. Even without Silas Wamangituka and Nicolas Gonzalez they have other fast players in Tanguy Coulibaly and Roberto Massimo. They’re an exciting team who play good football and are quick in transition. In Sasa Kalajdzic, who has recovered from a torn cruciate ligament, VfB have a natural goalscorer at centre-forward who gives them a physical presence and is strong in the air. It certainly won’t be easy, but we have an opportunity to win the game.”
…the table: “For us, the next game is always the most important. We want to get back on track after our two recent defeats. We want to have a better balance to our game in Stuttgart and we’re desperate to win. We’re travelling to Stuttgart tomorrow with a very good feeling and I don’t sense any unrest in the squad. We want to continue playing well up front and regain our defensive solidity. That’s the homework we’ve been getting to grips with in the last couple of days.”