Hecking warns against complacency

VfL Wolfsburg head coach Dieter Hecking has warned his players against assuming they have already qualified for the next round of the Champions League.

Hecking's side had already shot themselves in the foot somewhat in the first leg of their last-16 tie against Gent in Belgium, in which they stormed to a 3-0 lead before stumbling over the finishing line to claim a 3-2 win.

However, they still hold a significant advantage going into the deciding tie having scored three away goals, and Hecking is determined to ensure his squad remains focused ahead of the match.

"We can't afford to rest upon the result from the first-leg," he said. "We need to be wide awake from the outset.

"Our initial situation is good, but we are not through yet. We need a good performance. The tension rises now and the team will be well prepared. Freshness could be a decisive factor.

"We are in the Champions League to achieve something special by reaching the quarter-finals. We want to achieve as a team."

Hecking also commented on goalkeeper Koen Casteels, who will start for VfL Wolfsburg against the club where he developed as a youngster.

"It's special to play against people from your home country, especially in the Champions League. This does not happen many times, but I don't mind. We want to win and go through to the next round," he explained.

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