Next big game coming up

VfL Women meet closest pursuers Eintracht Frankfurt at the Volkswagen Arena.

VfL Wolfsburg Women will take on second-placed Eintracht Frankfurt in a top-of-the-table FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga clash at the Volkswagen Arena on Saturday 3 December (kick-off: 13:00 CET). At his pre-match press conference, head coach Tommy Stroot discussed…

…team news: “Apart from Sara Agrez, we had everyone involved in training today. We’re working on the assumption that we’ll have everyone available on Saturday, apart from Sara.”

…the opposition: “We always plan for the most difficult scenario – and in this case we’re facing a team with a lot of individual quality and with a style that’s awkward to play against, especially in attack. In Laura Freigang, Lara Prasnikar, Shekiera Martinez and Nicole Anyomi, Frankfurt have got a variety of different qualities up front, and they know how to use them. We need to be prepared for that. It’s looking like Frankfurt have a small advantage over Hoffenheim and other teams in the battle for the Champions League places.”

…the advantages of having a normal week of training: “It’s definitely useful, as the recovery time alone gives you a certain stability – especially in terms of the quality we have on the pitch. In a week like this we can look at the details more closely. What happens when the first touch is better? What happens when you position yourself a bit deeper so that you can dribble right away? Those are two examples of topics you can go into greater depth on during a normal week of training.”

…the difference between the stadiums: “In terms of my role, it doesn’t make a difference if we play at the AOK Stadion or the Volkswagen Arena. Having said that, it’s extremely positive for all of us if you can count on the support of 15,000 or more fans in certain situations in your own stadium. That can always change the dynamic or squeeze out the last couple of percentage points if needed. It helps us, and we benefit from that.”