Wolfsburg (AP) – Eleven games and still no defeat: When VfL Wolfsburg plays in the Bundesliga in Bayern Munich on Wednesday evening, Lower Saxony slowly continues as the pursuit of the German champions.
“Now we are going to Munich unbeaten. We really look forward to showing ourselves against such a top team,” said two-time goalscorer Wout Weghorst after the 2-1 (0-0) victory against Eintracht Frankfurt in a DAZN interview. .
The wolves really have faith in it. The 0-1 deficit against Frankfurt with a penalty kick from the former Wolfsburg Bas Dost (63rd) did not get them off the rails. Two goals from Weghorst in the 76th (hand penalty) and 88th minute were the “fantastic reaction” (coach Oliver Glasner).
Bayern, RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund are no longer unbeaten this season. But only the factory clubs from Leverkusen and Wolfsburg, of which VfL even set a club record against Frankfurt: Only the 2009 champion team and the 2015 DFB Cup winners have played eleven consecutive games in the green and white VfL jersey.
“There are several reasons for this,” said Glasner. “There is the confidence we have developed through the most recent wins and performances. Then we had training time in the last few weeks that we never had in the months before because of the Europa League qualifying and the Corona hiatus. Now let’s reap the laurels. . “
VfL has already played on a Europa League field for the past two seasons. But this season the Glasner team has expanded its repertoire again. In addition to physical strength and defensive stability, a new penetrating force has been added to the attack in recent weeks, which can be tied not only, but especially to the striker from the Netherlands. “With Wout Weghorst up front, we have a top scorer who helps us with his goals,” said new international Ridle Baku.
Nine goals in eleven games is a quota that is slowly reminiscent of Felix Magath’s champion team with his two forwards Edin Dzeko and Grafite. The Bosnian Dzeko (66) and the Brazilian Grafite (59) are still far ahead of the 28-year-old Dutchman (42) in the list of all-time top scorers. But Weghorst has only played in the Bundesliga since 2018. And the season is far from over. “It was not my best game in the last few weeks,” he said Friday evening. But “if it works, it works.”