“We’re aware of Werder’s strengths”

VfL Women host Werder Bremen in the last 16 of the DFB Cup on Friday.

Der VfL-Wolfsburg-Trainer Tommy Stroot steht lächelnd im Stadion.

The statistics make for impressive reading. VfL Wolfsburg Women have not lost in the DFB Cup in over ten years and are aiming to lift the trophy for the tenth time in a row this season. The She-Wolves can take another step towards yet another final when they host Werder Bremen in the last 16 on Friday 24 November, kicking off at 18:00 CET.

At Thursday’s pre-match press conference, VfL boss Tommy Stroot answered the media’s questions on…

…personnel: “Lena Oberdorf, Felicitas Rauch, Rebecka Blomqvist, Tabea Sellner and Sveindis Jonsdottir remain sidelined. Sara Agrez is also out after picking up a bruise and cut to her knee.”

…maintaining their unbeaten DFB Cup run: “The run itself is irrelevant. Our aim is to win the games that come our way. That said, it’s a very special streak which probably won’t happen again very often in the cup. We obviously want to extend it. We’re really looking forward to playing under the lights tomorrow.”

…comparisons between VfL and Werder: “It would be presumptuous to say Werder are incapable of knocking us out. It’s a cup tie, and that tends to give the underdogs an added incentive. We head into the last 16 as favourites, but we’re aware of Werder’s strengths.”