Wolfsburg to be aggressive against Leverkusen

Wolfsburg will not drop their macho image, even if that may be what cost them points on their previous two away games this season.

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Red cards, most recently for new arrival Luiz Gustavo, have prevented the Wolves from replicating their 100 per cent home record on their travels yet this term, but their coach Dieter Hecking says without maintaining the same level of aggression, they can forget about bringing any points back from Leverkusen.

"We have shot ourselves in the foot a bit with the red cards away from home, and lost two games which we did not necessarily have to lose," he said at a press conference.

"But we can't and don't want to put the brakes on now. We have got to carry on playing aggressively and try to impose ourselves on the game.

"My team is desperate to pick up points in Leverkusen."

Luiz Gustavo is now back from suspension and he could come up against another player to leave Bayern Munich this summer, Emre Can, who is expecting a tough home game for his new club.

"It's going to be tough because Wolfsburg have gained a lot more quality by signing Gustavo," he said on Leverkusen's website.

His coach Sami Hyypia added: "Wolfsburg were tough opponents for us last season, and now they have strengthened further. They always had individual class."

Leverkusen have the same class, though, and they also have a proud home record against the Wolves with 12 wins and four draws in 16 previous meetings at the BayArena.

"We're desperate to break this grey record," said Hecking. "We are a good team so I fancy our chances. I have faith in my team to come back from Leverkusen with something."

Hecking is without the injured Bas Dost while Ricardo Rodriguez has returned from international duty carrying a knock which will probably rule him out.

Lars Bender is Leverkusen's biggest doubt after he was forced to miss both of Germany's World Cup qualifiers over the past fortnight with a pelvic injury.



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