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Professionals, 19. May 2017

Take the chance

VfB are looking to end the season with a successful display against FC Würzburger Kickers.

Hannes Wolf‘s planning will continue until the final whistle blows on this Sunday’s home clash with FC Würzburger Kickers. "We’ll get everything else done after that," commented the VfB head-coach with a wink of the eye on Friday. At the end of the match, the players will then be hoping to join the fans in celebrating their return to the Bundesliga. Before then though, the Cannstatt Boys will first have to do their homework on the pitch on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 15:30 CET). "We want to secure promotion as league winners. There will be 60,000 spectators in the Arena and tens of thousands of others on the Cannstatter Wasen. We want to present ourselves positively and make use of the sporting stage. The focus is completely on this match and I’m really looking forward to it," stated Hannes Wolf.

Whilst VfB look to make the decisive step to promotion, the opponents from Würzburg are in seventeenth place in the table and desperately need a win. "They took points against Hannover and Braunschweig, but in the same way, they were also unlucky in some defeats," noted the VfB coach. And the Cannstatt Boys will know to be wary, having been beaten 0-3 by Kickers earlier in the season. "That’s something we don’t want to experience again," insisted Wolf, adding: "We’ll have to put in a great deal of leg-work and get some pace in our attacking game. We will also need to get stuck into the challenges, otherwise it will be difficult to find a footballing solution."

On the personnel front, VfB are looking good for the final game of the season, with the only notable absentee being Jean Zimmer, who took a blow to the knee and is having problems. Otherwise Hannes Wolf is pretty much spoiled for choice. The players taking to the pitch for VfB on Sunday will be doing everything in their power to ensure they enjoy a positive end to the season. Should that prove the case, the celebrations can begin and Hannes Wolf can start some new planning.