First Team

“Head home with a good feeling”

Wolves head coach Florian Kohfeldt on the final game of the season against champions Bayern Munich.

VfL Wolfsburg end the 2021/22 campaign with a home match against long-time reigning champions FC Bayern Munich, who visit a sold-out Volkswagen Arena on Saturday 14 May. At his pre-match press conference, head coach Florian Kohfeldt answered questions on…

…VfL’s expectations: “We’re looking forward to a sold-out Volkswagen Arena and a very attractive opponent – the toughest challenge you can face in the Bundesliga. We definitely want to play a very open game and get the win, if possible. After the game, I’m hoping we head home feeling positive that next season will be different, and that we give our fans an appropriate farewell.”

…the visitors’ current form: “We’ve noticed one or two ways of creating chances against Bayern, but it’s clear they’re still incredibly dominant in attack. We therefore need to strike the right balance between defence and attack.”

…the goal threat of Robert Lewandowski: “We need to be very alert near the penalty area and make sure we don’t defend zonally against him, but stay close to the man. One of his outstanding attributes is getting his shot off a split second quicker than other strikers – sometimes from positions where you wouldn’t expect him to shoot. We need to be aware of that.”

…personnel: “Felix Nmecha has had to undergo treatment on his knee and therefore won’t be in the squad. Jerome Roussillon, Koen Casteels and Sebastiaan Bornauw, who missed the game against Köln, are available again.”