Stroot in front of Barça: We are going to blow boundaries
Fear? No! Nobody felt at the VfL Wolfsburg. Not before the athletic challenge and not before the backdrop, which awaits the VFL on Friday evening (18.45, live! At Champions). More than 91000 spectators will be in the Camp Nou of FC Barcelona when the Spanish champion expects the Bundesliga leader in the first leg in the semifinals of the Champions League.
courageous against the favorites
"Barça is a clear favorite for me," emphasized Wolfsburg's coach Tommy Stroot on Thursday afternoon in the press conference before graduation training in Barcelona. But that's no reason to hide for the VFL. On the contrary. The two-time Champions League winner traveled full of self-confidence in the Catalan metropolis. "We want to show what we can not hide and be extremely unpleasant," Toutot announced. "Then we know what is possible. I'm not the one who sets limits, but we're going to blow bounds," said VfL coach with a view to the successful past weeks. And on, "Our focus is on the solutions in the square. It's about bringing our way into play, then we will also get our chances."
Oberdorf must fit
Alexandra Popp is also convinced of this: "We have developed extremely," says the national player, who is after their long forced break because of a knee injury on the way to age form. The 31-year-old will replace the injured Lena Oberdorf on Friday night. The 20-year-old had attracted a knee on Easter Sunday at the 3-1 victory in Munich and will also be on 30 April in the second leg in the Wolfsburg Volkswagen Arena.
Popp wants the third title
For this game, the VFL has already discontinued 15,000 cards. "It's just a lot going on. Our services are rewarded," says Popp, which was already in London and 2014 in Lisbon in 2013, when the VfL won the Champions League. With their great experience, together with the other Routinians in the squad, she wants to take the younger players to give them a good feeling ". And as a good starting position for the second leg possible. Because: "We have been talking for years to win again the Champions League. And now we want to go the step towards finale."