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VFL Wolfsburg: Schlagers comeback

To the truth of this so badly mixed Wolfsburg season, said coach Florian Kohfeldt these days, also belong to the serious injuries of important players. The bitter beginning was already on the 3rd matchday Xaver Schlager, as he moved to the home win against RB Leipzig (1: 0) at the end of August a cross-band rupture. It was also followed by Paulo Otavio, where the cruciate ligament tore, and Lukas Nmecha, who grew an ankle fracture. During the Brazilians this season no longer returned to the lawn and Nmecha had to move his comeback for another week, Schlager stood on Saturday in Mönchengladbach for the first time on the square. “A nice feeling”, the Austrian is looking forward to.

20 league games had missed Schlager, after just under an hour was the Wolfsburg double six, which in the past season belonged to one of the best the Bundesliga, reunited – Schlager at the side of Maximilian Arnold. However, the 2: 1 leadership could not bring you over time, after point reference against Maxence Lacroix (70th), Borussia still achieved the compensation. “From the playful, Gladbach was better,” expressed hatches and looks for improvement in his team. “We need to continue working on us that we did not happen to us,” he said, with a view of the Lacroix situation, when he had to go to one-counter-one-duel with Marcus Thuram and in the end in need of hand collared by hand.

The distress in the table cellar is currently reasonably reduced for the VfL, with the returnees should be successfully mastered in the next few weeks of the relegation battle. Schlager wants to play to be the old way as soon as possible. “It’s important that I get game minutes and come back to the rhythm.” Important for him and for Wolfsburg.