"Keep pace with the teams at the top" – press conference with Adi Hütter
Ahead of the final training session before the match with VfL Wolfsburg, the Eintracht Frankfurt head coach underlined the importance of the home clash, warned about the dangers that Wout Weghorst can pose, and gave his thoughts on the squad options available to him.
Adi Hütter on…
…the right side of central defence: Almamy Toure began training with the team again this week, so he can either play from the start or sit on the bench. He’s been out for four weeks and we now have eight matches in the next 30 days, so I’ll make my decision tomorrow. Martin Hinteregger can also play there so it’ll be one of those two in that position.
…VfL Wolfsburg: The teams are neck-and-neck in the table. Wolfsburg got off to an incredibly good start and they were the team that remained unbeaten in all competitions longer than anyone else. They’re now going through a phase where they haven’t managed to win for a while and haven’t scored in their last three matches. When you’re in that position, there are certainly easier places to go than a trip to the club with the best home record in the league. On the other hand, VfL have only conceded ten goals, which makes them the team with the best defensive record. We know what to expect from them, and if I know Oliver Glasner, then he’ll try to impose their style of play on us. I think it’ll make for an exciting match because there will be two attacking teams out there with quality players in their ranks.
…Wout Weghorst: He’s a very direct type of centre-forward who controls the ball well and then looks to get into the box. He’s a lot like Bas Dost in that respect. He’s a quick, one-touch player, and both of them have a simple style that makes them difficult to play against. He gets to the near post, is strong in the air and is tough to stop.
…who will play up front: I always pick my team based on the matches that lie ahead. Form and fitness obviously come into the equation as well. What’s important is that they can play together and combine well, giving me a number of options. Dejan Joveljic is one of those options – he recently scored a hat-trick for his country. I’ll decide on Saturday which two strikers start the game.