The head coach on the game: Florian Kohfeldt made his opinion clear that Wolfsburg have no clear weaknesses within their side. "They are an extremely compact, strong and physical team," said the 38-year-old, “and in Wout Weghorst, they have one of the best centre-forwards in the league.” In view of the individual strengths of VfL, Kohfeldt stated that it will be a “big challenge” for SVW on Friday. “However, we saw last weekend that we are also a very unpleasant side to play,” he emphasised. He doesn’t necessarily expect an even game over the full 90 minutes tomorrow, but he is anticipating two well-matched teams: “I think it should be an exciting game from a tactical point of view.” Against FC Bayern, Kohfeldt watched a solid and well-organised performance from the Werder defence. “We have to make sure we stay dangerous throughout the game,” he concluded, making the expectations he has of his players clear.
The record so far: In the last match against VfL Wolfsburg on 07.06.2020 (matchday 30 of the 2019/20 season), SV Werder were beaten by a late Wolves winner. The Green-Whites matched Wolfsburg for most the encounter at the wohninvest WESERSTADION until Wout Weghorst struck in the 82nd minute. The unfortunate 1-0 loss was a big setback in the relegation battle. In the reverse fixture earlier in the season however, SVW came away 3-2 winners after a Milot Rashica brace (13’, 83’) and another from Leonardo Bittencourt (36’).