Pellegrino Matarazzo stopped being in the background many dates ago. The red band team is on a honeymoon in the Bundesliga with good results this season. Exceeding the goal of any team that rises: maintain the category.
In short, they are only three points that separate him from ranking in the Europa League qualifying positions, as long as he achieves his mission of defeating Borussia Dortmund. But that will not be enough because in the final phase they will meet Leipzig, Wolfsburg, Mönchengladbach, among other teams.
But as the Vfb Stuttgart coach said at the press conference, “the commitments must be assumed as they are presented and faced with the seriousness they require.” The commitment on the part of their players and the measure of the work is at hand. the order of the day.
But its strengths are more present than ever: Vfb Stuttgart boasts its own style of play and has thus become one of the revelation teams of the highest category, led by Peregrino Matarazzo, who has climbed every step to reach to lead the Bundesliga, as when he started with Nagelsmann. The individual quality, the character of the players, as well as their mental maturity, are the necessary bases for the interpretation of the games at the highest level.
The tactical cornerstone
The players start from the base who want to have the ball, but in the event that the opponent is in that phase, they have to resort to pressure movements in the front row that are the triggering factor to recover the ball.
Captain Gonzalo Castro and Nicolás González
It also happens that in this type of situation, and Castro and Coulibaly know it by heart, a scenario of numerical superiority is presented, making it impossible for the rival to deliver it clean, and in the best of cases, in an infallible against. This tactical command is part of the tasks to be carried out.
In possession of the ball, the Stuttgartenses take advantage of the experienced Gonzalo Castro, who in driving the ball gets into the minefield where he has to dodge one by one with a reduced space, that is, when he drags those marks, the spaces open at the same time. wide and deep, and Wamangituka (injured), or Sosa attack the area at speed without any direct pressure.
The good thing repeats
The last time Stuttgart faced Dortmund was on Christmas Eve. In a time of gifts and prosperity, Dortmund conceded five goals to Stuttgart. I don’t think there is more generosity on the part of Dortmund, who want to get to the summer without headaches, and instead prepare to enjoy sunbathing with the great satisfaction of their duty accomplished.
The team led by Matarazzo won their last match against Werder Bremen 1: 0.
But VfB Stuttgart will not make life so simple for Dortmund, after the good run they have had in the last duels: they were only defeated in 1 of the last 7 Bundesliga games and it was against FC Bayern (4-0, matchday 26 ).
Materazzo will have to do without two bastions in this match against the aurinegros: Wamangituka will be out of the court for six to eight months due to torn cruciate ligaments. The Argentine Nicolás González also misses the direct duel due to a tear in his right thigh.
Match day 28: Stuttgart vs. Borussia Dortmund