Wolfsburg wary of "tough nut" Frankfurt

Having broken the taboo of winning two games in a row, Wolfsburg now want to crack the "tough nut" of Eintracht Frankfurt by winning for a third straight game on Saturday.

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The Wolves travel to Frankfurt having celebrated back-to-back wins against Augsburg and Werder Bremen, and another win would further their claims for a place in Europe next season.

"It would certainly be great for our overall situation," said coach Dieter Hecking. "It would also be an important step in view of the league table with maybe a small gap opening up to other sides.

"And the team give me the impression that they desperately want it."

That team includes fit-again Bas Dost, who could earn a place in Hecking's squad this Saturday.

"We're going to have to consider whether it makes sense for Bas," Hecking said. "There are plenty of different times when he could come back, but the important thing is that his foot no longer causes him any problems."

Hecking is therefore likely to name an unchanged side for a game he expects to be a real challenge, not least since Frankfurt lost 4-1 to Borussia Monchengladbach last Sunday.

"To be honest, I don't like it at all that they were beaten 4-1," Hecking said.

"Eintracht have great potential and they're playing attractive football in the Europa League. They are a team who attack and can go with a very high tempo, and they can be far more successful in the Bundesliga than they have been so far.

"They are a tough nut to crack."

Frankfurt coach Armin Veh has taken his side out of the spotlight by training behind closed doors on Thursday.

He was presumably trying out something knew with a squad rotation likely in view of the Europa League tie with Maccabi Tel Aviv on Thursday.



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