VfB Stuttgart slipped to last place in the table after losing to VfL Wolfsburg. Coach Bruno Labbadia is not up for discussion.
“Wake up, wake up” chanted fans in the Cannstatt curve after VfB Stuttgart’s 0:1 (0:0) against VfL Wolfsburg. Others booed the team loudly. The VfB players listened to this for a few moments, then left the pitch disappointed.
The mood seems to be changing, and the patience of many fans has run out. After 25 games, VfB is in last place in the Bundesliga – for the first time this season.
Bredlow: “Two degrees are not enough”
“It wasn’t the first time that the fans shouted at us. We have to think about it,” said goalkeeper Fabian Bredlow after the game – and seemed a bit perplexed. He has “no idea” why VfB can’t consistently perform well in one game and over several games. In every game of the past few weeks, the team had shown “great approaches” and “played really well at times”, but they didn’t manage to do that for 90 minutes.
Ironically, former Stuttgarter Omar Marmoush scored the only goal of the game (56th). Bredlow couldn’t parry his low shot. On the offensive, VfB remained largely harmless. “Two degrees that weren’t that dangerous aren’t enough,” said Bredlow.
Labbadia: “If anyone can do it, it’s me.”
VfB has now completed ten Bundesliga games under coach Bruno Labbadia and has only won one. “The table situation is not nice, that’s no question,” said Labbadia. “As far as my job is concerned, I don’t worry too much.” Four times he has already successfully mastered the relegation battle. “If anyone can do it, it’s me.”
Sports director Fabian Wohlgemuth strengthened Labbadia’s back. There is no discussion about his future. “That’s not up for debate. It doesn’t matter now.” Wohlgemuth criticized the team after the defeat against Wolfsburg. The result and performance were “questionable,” he said. The necessary determination was “not visible”.
After the international break it’s against Union Berlin
Goalkeeper Bredlow hopes that VfB will use the time in the upcoming international break until the beginning of April to work “intensively” and to address “many things”. “I’m full of energy that we can do that. And after that we still have enough games to do better.” That is the claim. On April 1st, VfB is a guest at Union Berlin. “We will work hard and score points in Berlin,” said Bredlow.