So. Gerrrrman football. Let's talk Wolfsburg.
VFL Wolfsburg are one of those teams you'd expect more from, one of those clubs you always presume will do well mainly due to their fiscal success as a member of the VW-family. However, their season has gone like last season did and one does wonder when Klaus Allofs, die Wölfe's manager, will fire the coach Dieter Hecking. While I am all for the habit of non-sacking, in this case it would actually be justified. When did things start to go wrong for Wolfsburg though? It's hard to say. Last season more or less.
Well, after selling Kevin de Bruyne to Manchester City for a huge sum, they bought a good replacement in Julian Draxler. Draxler has done well for the club and has contributed both in attack and defence, probably more in defence last season than Naldo and Dante did together. With Draxler and Mario Gomez spearheading their attack, why can't they score? Is it down to bad luck? No. Not solely at least. However, I don't know Frau Fortuna personally so I have no idea whether she supports these company-backed teams. No, it's not bad luck. There's something else wrong at Wolfsburg. There is something that keeps them back, that keeps their attack at bay. Sure, Mario Gomez has been horrible so far. He hasn't netted since he joined and it's not like he hasn't had many chances good enough... Draxler has helped lots in attack, but he can't do it all. Caligiuri and Vieirinha have both been excellent though.
Their defence at the moment is both good and bad, Some games the defenders shine and some days they make the attackers shine. Bruma and Knoche are like that. You never know which VFL you'll face. Is it the defensively stable or the fragile thin side without any calcium in their bones? It needs to be more stable, less up and down, and then their defence will be great. They just need to find a way for Mario Gomez to score...
The creativity is there, but the finishing just isn't and if they don't sort it out they will have to spend another season in the darkness that is Land Nirgendwo. Maybe they can buy a bungalow there, might make it a bit easier...
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