Pellegrino Matarazzo, coach from VfB Stuttgart, expects his Corona-infected professionals Sasa Kalajdzic, Tanguy Coulibaly and Nikolas Nartey to take a longer break. Especially since striker Kalajdzic tested positive again on Wednesday.
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“If you have no more symptoms, you will start again with an easy run with a maximum of 70 percent load. It will certainly take a few more weeks before you are completely fit again,” said Matarazzo before the start of the season on Saturday (3:30 pm) Newcomer SpVgg Greuther Fürth.
The VfB coach also has to do without the injured Naouirou Ahamada, Momo Cisse, Julian Egloff, Orel Mangala and Chris Führich as well as Ömer Beyaz (lack of permission to play) and Silas Katompa Mvumpa (suspension). Roberto Massimo is also questionable for the game against the Franks. The midfielder was “hit on the foot” during training, said Matarazzo.
Captain Wataru Endo will be available for this after his participation in the Olympics and Waldemar Anton after a cold against Fürth. Endo made a good impression, according to Matarazzo. He’s definitely an option for the starting XI. I feel like he’s never gone. “
The VfB coach warned of newcomer Fürth: “You are very uncomfortable and do a lot of things right. When you rise, there is euphoria and energy.”