Hannover waits for a release, Wolfsburg wants to expand the lead in the relegation region: Above all, 96 is before the game Friday (20.30 / Eurosport Player) in the Bundesliga under pressure. "It's an important game," coach André Breitenreiter said. "We want to go to the international stage with confidence and good humor, but even if we win on Friday night, we have the league after that, I'm not sure."
96 is in 16th place with only six points, a win of ten games does not ease the situation for coach Breitenreiter. At least the former professional received the support of club boss Martin Kind and manager Horst Heldt during the week. "Now we have a phase where we lose points," said the coach. "But you have to go through it together and take steps forward again." But the constant dispute between the son of the Boss, the German Football League and the opposition of the club causes problems and a tense atmosphere in Hannover.
Niclas Füllkrug is not ready for use
Although the eleventh place prevails in the rest of VW's ambitious club, even if the trend showed below last. Only one of the last eight league games has beaten Wolfsburg. After the two last-minute saves in relegation and much excitement in the environment, there are currently no discussions about the team.
Hannover striker Niclas Füllkrug is still being treated in Munich because of persistent knee problems with Japan's Takuma Asano losing another striker. Defenders Felipe (hamstrings) and Oliver Sorg (private problems) are also missing. Also behind the use of Pirmin Schwegler is still a question mark.
96 could shorten the gap for the VfL to three points
Admir Mehmedi of the DFB Cup, a week and a half still to score in the 2-0 victory over VfL, will be missing. Even Ignacio Camacho and Josuha Guilavogui are not yet ready for action.
96 could with a successful shorten the gap to the VfL after all to three points and start a sports shift. The Wolfsburg can be guided with a victory in the table and settle down in the relegation region. "We did not score very well on the bottom line, we're not talking so well, now we have to build self-confidence and pass it on to the team," said Hannover coach Breitenreiter.
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