Schreuder: "A boost for our self-confidence"

Head coach Alfred Schreuder spoke at the press conference prior to the Bundesliga match against Borussia Mönchengladbach (Saturday at 15:30 CET/Live Ticker at about the game in Wolfsburg, the opposition and the personnel situation.

Alfred Schreuder on…

…the match on Saturday: "These are two teams that want to win. I'm looking forward to the match. They're a big opponent. Both teams will play attacking football. The match on Monday boosted our self-confidence."

…Borussia Mönchengladbach: "They have a new coach and a new philosophy. We know that they have a lot of quality. They're superb opponents for us. We'll need to be ready."

…the Wolfsburg game: "We said directly after the match that it was a case of two points dropped. We were very happy with the performance but less so with the scoreline."

…the personnel situation: "When Benjamin Hübner is fully fit, then he would usually play. Ermin Bičakčić did well beforehand too. It's not a decision against Ermin; it's one for Benni. Andrej Kramarić is still not an option. I'm not expecting him to return before the international break. Jürgen Locadia was ill on Monday, but now he's okay. It's too early to say how long Steven will be unavailable for. It's going to take a while."

The social media fan question of the week:

Are you still in contact with Erik ten Haag?

"Of course. We have a good relationship with each other. We even spoke on the phone prior to Ajax's Champions League match. Equally, he congratulated me on the three points we got in Bremen and spoke with me about Jürgen Locadia. He still knows Locadia from his time at PSV Eindhoven."

Head-to-head record:

TSG have the marginally superior head-to-head record against Borussia, with seven victories, nine draws and six defeats from their previous 22 Bundesliga meetings. Both matches last season ended in stalemate.

The opposition's form:

Coach Marco Rose's charges have three wins, one draw and one defeat from their opening five Bundesliga matches. However, they recently suffered a 4-0 home defeat to Wolfsberger AC in the Europa League.


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