Gentner’s return to wolfsburg: “we’ve had great success”

Gentner's return to wolfsburg: 'we've had great success'

Christian gentner”s last trip to wolfsburg was not that long ago. Just before the start of the season, the 34-year-old was once again invited to lower saxony by vfl.

The reason: the championship team of 2009 met again ten years after the completely surprising title win. "It was a good time," recalled gentner, who left the company on sunday (15).30 o’clock/sky) is once again a guest in wolfsburg. Then it’s time for the veteran to take on promoted team 1. FC union berlin to end the negative series of the last three defeats in the fubball-bundesliga in a row.

"We don’t want to go into the break with zero points," gentner said before the duel with his former club. While berlin are stuck in the lower third of the table before the seventh matchday, the still unbeaten vfl is keeping contact with the top group. "I still follow what happens in wolfsburg. The game is already something special for me. The time was very successful," gentner said and recalled: "in wolfsburg, i more or less played through three years completely. We’ve had great successes. There are a few memories."

Above all, of course, the unexpected german championship coup of the team led by then coach felix magath ten years ago. Gentner played for wolfsburg from 2007 to 2010. He then played for vfb stuttgart until the summer – and has now landed in berlin-kopenick. The goal with union is clear: to stay in the league. Despite the rather dull record of four points from six matches so far, gentner remains positive. "A negative series like this can drag on, but you can’t question everything," he said: "there’s nothing to be complacent about, but there’s no reason to panic either."

Gentner has quickly become a mainstay in trainer urs fischer’s team and played through the last two matches in midfield. "He gives the team a certain balance. He did very well against frankfurt," said swiss fischer. Gentner’s rough experience in the bundesliga was important, but the other professionals in midfield also had to pull their weight and support him. "Otherwise it does not work."

Union only won one game in its first year in the bundesliga – against runners-up borussia dortmund, of all teams. Now gentner and co. In wolfsburg "a difficult task," as fischer puts it: "they make a very stable impression. They allow little in the back and are very dangerous in the front."

With only four goals against so far wolfsburg has the strongest defense in the league, union has already had to concede twelve goals. "I’m satisfied with the way the team is doing things," fischer said anyway. But nobody is satisfied with the last results. The berliners now urgently needed to score points: "we have to spend 90 minutes doing a lot to help shape the match."

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