“Difficult phase”: VfL Wolfsburg experiences bad awakening

Two weeks ago, VfL Wolfsburg was the only undefeated team of the five European champions, along with Italy’s record champion Juventus. Since then there have been four defeats in the series.

The sports crisis has arrived at VfL Wolfsburg, but even after the fourth defeat in the series nobody wanted to call it that with the Lower Saxons too.” A rather difficult phase,”said Sports Managing Director Jorg Schmadtke about the current situation. Trainer Oliver Glasner even saw at the 0:2-fold against Bayer Leverkusen “a clear increase.”

The high flight of the first quarter of the season, during which the North Germans remained undefeated and climbed up to the second table place, is long over.

Opponents like the first. FC Cologne, SC Paderborn, Mainz 05, Fortuna Dusseldorf and FC Augsburg were partly easy prey for the wolves. The top teams of the Dortmund and Leverkusen league, on the other hand, had their teeth chewed out; in the DFB Cup, RB Leipzig was more than one number too big.

The question of the possible lack of quality for more than a medium size does not come to the VfL. I don’t see it that way. We just don’t have the luck right now. What we may be missing a little, is the cold-bloodedness in front of the goal”–also middle-fielder Maximilian Arnold has let himself be emphasized after the disappointing performance against Leverkusen.

Table evening:”Must come back with other ideas”

Currently the lower axes as table tenths do not have to move anxiously towards the end of the table. But the verbal beauty is reminiscent fatally of the long-overdue game times 16/17 and 17/18.

His time one spoke so cramped as unsuccessfully strong that the class content only succeeded in the release with ah and crash. With more realism and less nonchalance, lived primarily by the then coach Bruno Labbadia, it went all the way to the Europa League in the last season.

She is of course still in swing after the first round of the season. But in order to keep it that way, Glasner has to turn the right screws during the country play break.

That new impulses are needed from the Austrian, Marcel Tisserand, the defensive player, has no doubt: “We absolutely must come back with other ideas and options.”

For, until the winter break, we are still going against the record champion Bavaria Munich, the table leader Borussia Monkngladbach and the current surprise fourth SC Freiburg. At Christmas, it should then be clear what has become of Schmadtke’s “somewhat difficult phase”.