The injured Bundesliga soccer team VfB Stuttgart will have to accept further losses against Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday (3:30 pm, live in “SWR1 Stadion”).
As VfB coach Pellegrino Matarazzo confirmed, Omar Marmoush (syndesmotic problems), Konstantinos Mavropanos (torn muscle), Chris Führich (ankle), Erik Thommy (training deficit) and Marc Oliver Kempf (thigh hardening) will not be available.
Goalkeeper Müller “not yet at 100 percent”
Goalkeeper Florian Müller is in training, “after the corona infection he is not yet at 100 percent athletic and energetic,” emphasized Matarazzo: “He is on the right track, we will see whether it will be enough for a mission.”
Matarazzo: “This is madness”
When asked about his thoughts on the long list of injuries, Matarazzo said: “Sometimes in a short, quiet moment I say to myself: It’s crazy what’s going on at the moment.” These thoughts are then “out of my head relatively quickly”, since his focus is fully on the available staff and the upcoming task against Bielefeld.
Most recently, the Swabians, who have had to do without the top performers Sasa Kalajdzic (shoulder) and Silas Katompa Mvumpa (cruciate ligament tear) for a long time, were defeated 1: 4 at FC Augsburg. In the table, VfB is in 13th place, five points ahead of Arminia in 17th place. 31,500 tickets have been sold for the game so far.