Pellegrino Matarazzo will likely be with out Borna Sosa for the season opener in opposition to RB Leipzig. Stuttgart coach can depend on Sasa Kalajdzic once more, whereas new signing Luka Pfeiffer is also a major choice.
How a lot time is sufficient for VfB striker Sascha Kalajdzic in opposition to RB Leipzig?
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The Mercedes-Benz Arena is offered out in opposition to Saxony on Sunday (15.30, LIVE! At least VfB is anxious in regards to the seats allowed to promote to their supporters. In whole, 45,200 of the 48,200 potential tickets have been dropped at the followers. 600 of the three,000 tickets that Leipzig might declare. solely offered.
Question marks for Churlinov and Stenzel
It would not matter to the Swabians. If not financially, then athletically. Matarazzo has different points, personnel points have to be addressed once more. After long-term absences Nicolas Nartey and Thomas Castanaras (each ankle accidents) and Tanguy Koulibaly (finger harm), additional absences and Darko Churlinov and Pascal Stenzel are in peril of turning into spectators. “Both of them have again issues,” says the top coach. “Darkomen is decrease again stress, Pascalen is a kind of lumbago. Both are questionable on the weekend.”
Sosa and Karazor: “Both aren’t choices” – Kalajdzic
Borna Sosa is not going to be there. The Croatian, who has been complaining of adductor issues for a number of months and returned to group coaching in midweek, continues to be too far behind in coaching. The identical goes for Atakan Carazor, who nonetheless has so much to do after his six-week detention in Ibiza. “None of them are choices,” Matarazzo mentioned, including that a minimum of Kalajzic is again after recovering from an ankle harm. “He appears neat.” However, the 44-year-old is cautious in regards to the forecast. “It’s a query of health, how lengthy he can go and whether or not he begins or not.”
Pfeiffer is prepared
While the Austrian can nonetheless be anticipated within the beginning eleven, fellow new signing Luca Pfeiffer could have to be affected person. For the ahead from Midtjylland earlier within the week, that is sufficient for the squad. “He’s been coaching for 4 weeks and taking part in in two friendlies. 20-Half-hour is actually potential,” explains Matarazzo, praising the 25-year-old participant.
We already knew he was a objective menace within the penalty space. It additionally reveals in coaching.
He “makes an awesome impression when it comes to character, inquisitive, capable of be taught, capable of talk. He reveals his taking part in energy, he can deal with the ball, he can cross it, he can repair it.” Most importantly, Pfeiffer is aware of the place it belongs. “We already knew he was a objective menace within the field. He reveals it in coaching as nicely.”