Under the new coach Sebastian Hoeneß, VfB Stuttgart, threatened with relegation, celebrated progress in the DFB Cup and scored five points in the Bundesliga. Sports director Fabian Wohlgemuth praised the comeback qualities of the Swabians, but hopes for less spectacle in the final sprint.
VfB Stuttgart recently scored two points after falling behind. In the 1-1 draw in Augsburg, the Hoeneß team struck in the final quarter of an hour, and in the brilliant 3-3 win against BVB, a two-goal disadvantage was even made up for in the meantime. Although the current table-16 went. in each case as a moral winner from the field, but in the table the results only helped to a limited extent, according to Fabian Wohlgemuth.
“We need less drama. We need more objectivity when scoring and preventing goals. Here we have to focus sharply. I’m convinced that the team is able to do that,” the “kicker” quoted the Stuttgart sports director before the Bundesliga duel against Borussia Mönchengladbach (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.).
Hoeneß “set a lot in motion” at VfB Stuttgart
Games like the one against Borussia Dortmund, according to Wohlgemuth, are “in a way deceptive”. On the one hand, they are “good for the mind, strengthen team spirit and have an emotional impact on the audience”. On the other hand, there is “the danger that, after successful catching up, one suggests to oneself and others that they are on target”. Because, according to Sven Mislintat’s successor: “In the case of a draw, three moral points don’t help us in the table.”
Meanwhile, the 44-year-old was praised for the work of Sebastian Hoeneß. “He has set a lot in motion in such a short space of time. The team follows him,” said the head of sport. Despite the good development, only results would count. “In the end, nobody will reward our efforts alone. In the end, it’s always about what’s left of the bottom line.”
After the home game against Gladbach, the cup semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt is coming up. League games against Hertha BSC, Bayer Leverkusen, Mainz 05 and Hoffenheim follow.