Just three fixtures remain for VfL Bochum 1848. This Sunday, the lads welcome SSV Jahn Regensburg at home. Ahead of the clash against 14th in the table, Thomas Reis spoke about the upcoming opponent, the pending quarantine training camp and his impressions of the team.
Thomas Reis on…
…the squad: Unfortunately Danny Blum and Manuel Riemann are sidelined. All other players are fit to play.
…his impressions of the team: The team are heavily focussed. Every game is another pressure situation. We're in control of our own destiny. We are eager to get the three points, which means that we’ll definitely be in the top three teams. That would be a huge success, but we want more. But our initial aim is to win the match on Sunday.
…the recent defeat: In Darmstadt it only took us 15 minutes to lose the tie. The break has been quite long, we would have preferred to show an immediate reaction, but we were forced to carry that burden with us the whole time. But the lads had good training sessions. We are well-prepared to show a great performance on Sunday.
…the euphoria: We are currently in a quarantine-ish sitution. That is why we are a bit isolated, but we can feel the atmosphere around us, through friends and family or the neighbours. That keeps pushing us, not stressing us out. We’re in control of our own destiny. We want to play three more games with a positive outcome, then we‘d have achieved something really amazing. We have three chances to score points, that should be our motivation.
…the upcoming opponent: The have a few sidelined players. We have to wait and see what their manager has in his mind. Regensburg is an uncomfortable opponent, who play an intense and physical style of play. We have to show a high intensity as well. It won’t be anything but an easy task – but what is an easy task in this league
…the quarantine and Manuel Riemann: We had a short quarantine before the re-start last year. This is a familiar situation for us. Manuel Riemann will be joining the quarantine training camp. He is doing some individual training sessions – of course not specific goalkeeping training. We are in a regular communication. He is a key player, who has been massive influential so far.