Hecking: No use complaining about illness

VfL Wolfsburg boss Dieter Hecking says there is no use in complaining about his side's current illness woes, with much of his squad struck down with flu.

Die Wolfe's preparations for a massive Bundesliga clash against Bayern München have been disrupted as 11 players missed training this week due to the virus and other injury concerns.

And Hecking, who is also struggling with the flu, is hopeful Andre Schurrle, Daniel Caligiuri and Josuha Guilavogui will be fit, but Koen Casteels (bursitis), Nicklas Bendtner (flu) and Bruno Henrique (bronchitis) also missed sessions.

"The staffing situation is very tense," Hecking said in his pre-match press conference.

"We have to work beyond the normal level [against Bayern]. The 1-5 and 1-3 [defeats], they were clear. This time we want to make it better."

Defender Dante added: "The 11 that will be on the pitch on Saturday must give their all.

"There is no point in complaining about the number of absentees. You've also got to enjoy games like this, get stuck into every challenge and ensure every pass arrives at its destination."