“The task is clear”

Ahead of the match against Freiburg, Tommy Stroot discusses his side's absentees, and objectives for the rest of the season.

Wölfinnen-Trainer Tommy Stroot lächelt mit den Händen in den Jackentaschen in die Kamera.

After a three-week break, the She-Wolves are back in Google Pixel Women’s Bundesliga action this Saturday as they travel to the Dreisamstadion to take on SC Freiburg at 12:00 CEST. Having won 4-0 in the reverse fixture against the team currently in eighth, the Green-and-Whites are looking to take all three points again. At the pre-match press conference, head coach Tommy Stroot spoke about… 

…team news: “Rebecka Blomqvist, Tabea Sellner, Marina Hegering, Alexandra Popp, Lena Lattwein and Sveindis Jonsdottir are out injured. Camilla Küver pulled up in training today with an injury. We’re still waiting for the diagnosis there, so I can’t say anything more specific yet.” 

…how the team will cope with the absences: “Through the quality that’s still on the pitch. If I just look at the line-up from the Essen game, we don’t need to change much because of the injuries alone. Of course, we want to have depth in the squad, but we also know that depth will come back in the coming weeks. We’ve also seen in recent weeks that the situation has given other players their playing time, their moments, and that they've reached a stage where they can take it all in their stride.”

…the outlook in the league: “For us it’s very clear what the task is now. We have to make sure that we’re successful in the remaining Bundesliga matches. We expect of ourselves that we collect six points in the block before the free weekend at the end of April, in order to secure second place as soon as possible and consequently achieve other objectives like the Champions League. So, I don’t get the feeling that our tension levels are dropping in the Bundesliga. We can’t and don’t want to allow that at all, especially as we've still got the DFB Cup final to come.”