The battle for supremacy at the top of the Google Pixel Women’s Bundesliga sees Tommy Stroot’s league leaders travel to take Bayern Munich on Sunday 5 November (kick-off at 15:00 CET).
Stroot spoke to the media before the match about…
…squad availability: “Sveindis Jonsdottir, Rebecka Blomqvist and Tabea Sellner are all out. The really good news though is that Camilla Küver is ready to get back into action. There are question marks over Dominique Janssen, Marina Hegering and Alexandra Popp at the moment, and the same applies to Merle Frohms.”
…who will be in goal on Sunday: “We know that Merle needs to be 100 per cent if we’re going to play her. You have to be cautious when a goalkeeper picks up a head injury. We’re not under any pressure though – we know that in Lisa, we have a very good alternative and we’re very happy with her. Her performances have improved with the more game time she’s got.”
…current form for the two teams: “It’s the marquee match-up in the Women’s Bundesliga and I’m expecting it to be a very close game. Neither team might not really be on top form at the moment, but it’s still a big, big match.”
…whether his team is under pressure or relishing the challenge: “When we were knocked out of the Champions League, we knew straight away that we couldn’t dwell on that negative aspect all season – you don’t make any progress that way. Rather than that, we wanted to go in a new direction. There’s a long season ahead of us and we’re involved in two great competitions, so the task ahead of us is to keep on developing as the season goes on and to improve our performances. This is what we’re focusing on and it’s something we’re looking forward to as well. And that’s why I know that the group will be really fired up for this match on Sunday. The players know what they have to do.”