VFB Stuttgart: Anton and Licking the achievable
This time, the matchday calendar of the international breaking break is good with the Swabian. Single Wahid Faghir, who is still fighting in the Bundesliga with start-up difficulties and is currently not a factor, will not be back on Thursday from his trip with the U-21 selection of Denmark. All other national players, which include power carriers such as Sasa Kalajdzic, Borna Sosa or Omar Marmoush, should be back in Stuttgart during tomorrow’s Wednesday.
Already on Monday, Wataru Endo has entered training, who has voluntarily waived another commitment to a national service after the secured qualification with Japan for the World Championship at the end of the year in Qatar. The Captain’s Captain, Hiroki Ito, is also available for the game on Saturday in Bielefeld. The central defender has overcome his Corona infection. In contrast, Philipp Förster waits for the chance to be free from domestic isolation, which should be possible at the end of this week.
ITO is normally formed in addition to Waldemar Anton the defense center of the Swabia on the Alm. The vice-captain looks with cautiously optimistic feelings on the duel with the competitor out of the cellar. “The past few weeks were good for us. We take the momentum with”, explains Anton in the club’s own TV. “But we are not allowed to believe that it can not go on again.” That’s why it is very important, “that we are even more consistent, even more concentrated”.
One was warned against the Armin, who never really made the Stuttgarten in the younger past. In the first round, they ran the opponent from Ostwestfalen in the 19th minute in the trap, conceded after an inattention 0: 1 by Masaya Okugawa. A residue, which she turbulates unsuccessfully to the final whistle. Nevertheless, one is self-confident enough to see the opportunity and less the risk. Anton and colleagues have in mind, “what we can achieve with a win”. Namely another, a possibly groundbreaking step away from the relegation places. “We have to be courageous.”