Hecking issues warning to Hertha Berlin

Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking has warned Hertha Berlin he expects his side to end their unbeaten start to the season on Saturday.


Hertha have made an impressive return to the Bundesliga, with two wins and a draw from their opening three games.

Wolfsburg, in contrast, have lost two of their opening matches, including 2-0 at Mainz last time out, but they won 4-0 against Schalke in their only home game of the campaign and Hecking insisted they could be a force to be reckoned with in front of their own fans.

"We do have respect for Hertha, but if we show the dominance from the Schalke game then we are capable of keeping the three points here," he said.

"With all due respect, we have every chance of winning our second game of the season."

The Wolves will have to do that without the suspended Luiz Gustavo, but Maximilian Arnold returns from suspension and summer signing Daniel Caligiuri is also an option after recovering from injury.

Hertha had made their ever best start to a Bundesliga season with seven points from nine, helped by a 6-1 thrashing of Eintracht Frankfurt in their first game back in the top flight.

But coach Jos Luhukay has urged his players not to start getting ahead of themselves.

"We mustn't forget that only three games have been played and there's still a long way to go before we reach our goal," the Dutchman said.

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