Eintracht Frankfurt hosts VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 3:30 p.m.). After the 3-0 defeat in the Champions League against Sporting Lisbon, head coach Oliver Glasner wants to get back on the road to success against his former club. For the duel with the still winless Lower Saxony not only Christopher Lenz falls out.
In the English weeks, training control is relatively easy, "because there is almost no real training," explained Glasner at the press conference on Thursday. "You only regenerate and the most important training sessions are those in our conference room." Regeneration, video analysis and clearing your head - "and then full speed ahead applies again," says the trainer.
The guests from Wolfsburg with ex-Eintracht coach Niko Kovac did not start the season "as they had imagined," said the Austrian. "What's difficult for us is that they've changed their basic formation in every game so far." It is therefore also difficult to predict with which personnel and in which formation the wolves will appear. "I'm sure that Niko Kovac will get the boys excited to take something with them," emphasized Glasner, who is counting on the support of the fans again on Saturday afternoon. "It's the third game in a week that's expected to be sold out. Over 50,000... madness," enthused the ex-professional. "A big compliment to our fans, we need that too."
TW: Kevin Trapp - The national keeper is between the posts as usual.RV: Kristijan Jakic - If Glasner holds onto the back four on defense, Jakic takes over the right side of defense again.IV: Tuta - Regardless of the system, the Brazilian has his place in the Starting eleven sure.IV: Evan N'Dicka - The same applies to N'Dicka, who can call himself the most valuable Eintracht professional with a market value of 32 million euros.LV: Luca Pellegrini - The newcomer from Turin slips into the starting lineup for the injured Lenz .ZM: Junior Dina Ebimbe – With the PSG loan, the recent appearances are “of course physically noticeable,” explained Glasner. Should the youngster get a break, Daichi Kamada is also an option for central midfield.CM: Djibril Sow - The Swiss is seeded in the center.RA: Ansgar Knauff - It is conceivable that Jesper Lindström will get a break and Knauff the right wing takes over.OM: Mario Götze - The world champion should take over the tenth position again.LA: Daichi Kamada - Should the Japanese be ordered to central midfield, Lindström, Faride Alidou or Randal Kolo Muani are candidates for the left wing.MS: Rafael Borré - Instead of Kolo Muani, Borré could start in the center of attack. Lucas Alario is also an option.
Glasner is certainly toying with the idea of making tactical changes. "The back three with Makoto Hasebe is an option," said the 48-year-old. The 4-2-3-1 system has definitely paid off recently.
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This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Eintracht Frankfurt: The expected line-up against VfL Wolfsburg.