Bochum wants to go back to the trophy after 34 years

The VfL Bochum takes the semifinals in the DFB Cup. "We can reach something very big with our great fans and look forward to it," said coach Thomas rice before the quarterfinals on Wednesday (20:45 o'clock / ARD / SKY) against the Bundesliga rival SC Freiburg.

Most recently, the revier club in the 1987/88 season has succeeded in the semifinals. 34 years ago, the VFL lost only in the final against Eintracht Frankfurt (0: 1).

For the first time for six years, the Bochumer can be denied a trophy quarter-finals again in the domestic stadium and are motivated accordingly. "We have the chance to show us a wide audience and will put everything under floodlights to tranFreiburg everything to the world, as football is lived here," explained Bochums Freiburgs Managing Director Sebastian Schindzielorz.

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Rice plans for the starting eleven again with offensive player Gerrit Holtmann, who had remained on the bank after muscular problems last Saturday against Leipzig (0: 1). Against Freiburg, table fifter of the Bundesliga, rice expects an intensive game. "Freiburg has a lot of quality, they play a high pressing and are very active. We have to be wide awake," said the VfL coach.

In addition to Simon Zoller, which is located after a cruciate ligament tear in the construction training, Bochum must refrain from the diseased defender Saulo Decarli.

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