Salzburg and the matchball
Not even two weeks ago, when the FC Salzburg was allowed to cheer over a 3-1 home success against VfL Wolfsburg. And yet the situation in front of the second leg in Germany seems to be a completely different other than in October: Florian Kohfeldt broke off Mark van Bommel as VfL head coach and brought the team last weekend with a 2-0 win at Bayer Leverkusen back into the profit track.
Although his share of the first threesome after eight Siegless games in succession previously estimated, although Kohfeldt estimated too high, yet the Salzburg is now expected to expect a much more self-confident team than on the third matchday. Of this, at least Chef coach Matthias Jaissle goes out. Basically, through the coach change, you have shown a very different face on the weekend as a first in the first leg, the German emphasized at the press conference before the game.
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Jaissle sees new virtues at the VfL
It had been a team on the court that fought right for each other. That was noticeable. They have laid a few virtues on the day they may have been missing against us in the first leg, Jeissle said. He therefore expects certainly another game than in Salzburg.
Probably therefore, because striker Wout Weghorst returns to his corona infection in the squad of Wolfsburger. Torkeeper Philipp Köhn therefore introduces itself to another task: Of course it is already a difference whether someone is in front with two meters in front. But we are - no matter who plays - well prepared.
This also underlined Jaissle, which naturally did not hide the transition of the Wolfsburg basic order. Against Leverkusen, VfL did not act a 4-2-3-1-1-, but in a 3-4-2-1 basic order. We prepare for both systems. We also have a plan when it becomes quite different, said the 33-year-old, which, in view of the success in Leverkusen, assumes no change from Kohfeldts.
Salzburg still unbeaten
Little reason for change also have the Salzburg themselves. As before, Jeissle is unbeaten with the bulls, with a victory in Wolfsburg, the Austrian serial master would reach the secondary final of the Champions League for the first time in the club history.
Additional pressure does not feel Jeissle: In fact, that does not matter at all. Instead, one will try to repeat the achievements from the first three games: We are able to annoy this season to annoy great teams from Germany, Spain and France. We have made ourselves before the season. We are likely to continue in the morning.