Wolfsburg striker Victor Osimhen dislocated his shoulder during training last week.
According to the club’s website, Osimhen was successfully operated upon in Munich on Wednesday evening without complications. Continue Reading “Victor osimhen undergoes successful surgery.”
It is almost a year since Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen arrived Wolfsburg, and based on his statements in a German paper, Wolfsburger Nachrichten, Osimhen still has big dreams. Continue Reading “Victor Osimhen takes stock of his journey in Wolfsburg”
Marcel Tisserand was signed as a temporary solution for the injured John Anthony Brooks. According to Kicker, there are indications that Wolfsburg is interested to make the loan move of Tisserand permanent. Continue Reading “Wolfsburg interested in turning Marcel Tisserand’s loan deal permanent.”
The long wait for Victor osimhen to make his debut this season is over. Wolfsburg played at home against Mainz and Osimhen came in the 84th minute for Divock Origi.
The coach of Wolfsburg, Martin Schmidt, decided to feature Osimhen in the match because of his dedication and abilities in training. Schmidt espoused Osimhen’s skills in Wolfsburger Allgemeine, ” it was a decision for Victor. He trained very well and scored the most goals. He is the most effective runner and I wanted to reward him.” Continue Reading “Victor Osimhen impresses Wolfsburg coach”
When Victor Osimhen signed for Wolfsburg earlier this year, it was based on a commitment to gradually integrate in to the team. Despite his huge talent , Osimhen is yet to see action.
The reason for his inability to wear the wonderful colors of Wolfsburg is based on one factor alone-lack of chance.
Wolfsburg has seen officials sacked faster then the speed of light. Valerien Ismael, who was the coach when Osimhen was signed last season, is no longer there. Andries Jonker, who barely saved Wolfsburg from relegation last season was recently fired. The sports director who gave the green light for Osimhen to sign for Wolfsburg, Klaus Allofs was sacked. Martin Schmidt is the new coach in Wolfsburg.
Given the changes that Wolfsburg have experienced in 9 months, it is difficult for Osimhen to convert the confidence garnered through months of training and discipline to any successful conclusion. Because he had to start all over again with a new coach. Osimhen made it to the bench for three matches so far this season.
Recently, Mario Gomez of Wolfsburg was injured and out for at least a month. His position became available. However, the following players, including Osimhen, were contesting for the position. They are Landry Dimata, Paul-Geroges Ntep and Kaylen Hinds.
Despite the circumstances, Osimhen has taken it in stride and hopes for a better day. Who knows, if he finally get his chance to play for Wolfsburg, may be he could soar like a super eagle.
VFL Wolfsburg have found a replacement for the injured American central defender, John Anthony Brooks. They have signed Marcel Tisserand of FC Ingolstadt until the end of the season.
Given that Brooks injury will last 3 months before he could play again, the officials in Wolfsburg had to look for a viable player that fits the profile of the club.
The 24 year old French- Congolese, played for FC Ingolstadt last season but could not prevent the club from relegation.
Tisserand has been given the number 29 jersey.
Victor Osimhen has been waiting for this day to sign a professional contract when he turns 18. He was officially 18 years old some days ago, but was unveiled at VFL Wolfsburg with the number 18 jersey on Thursday.
Osimhen is a Nigerian attacker who had a wonderful time at the U-17 world cup in Chile in 2015 and top scorer with 10 goals. Wolfsburg signed him from Ultimate Strikers Academy in nigeria for 3,5 million Euros.
Osimhen, rejected offers from clubs like Arsenal, Inter or AC Florence. He decided to pitch his tent with Wolfsburg. He said “my chances of developing are best here.” Also, ” at Arsenal, i do not have a chance of playing in the first team. Wolfsburg is the best place for me to jumpstart my career.”
The coach of Wolfsburg, Valérien Ismael said at the training camp in La Manga, Spain, “he is fast and has a super finishing.”
Osimhen is ready to prove his worth to the team but he is battling with a meniscus operation that was performed in November last year. Ismaël “we intend to build him slowly and must watch his development from week to week.” Already the Super Eagles of Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr, enquired about Osimhen in prelude to his nomination for the national team. Unfortunately, his recovery from the meniscus operation made Rohr change his mind.
i wish him all the best of luck in the Bundesliga.
Wolfsburg defeated Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga 2-0 with the goals scored by Bas Dost of Wolfsburg.However, the game was over-shadowed by criticism from Wolfsburg coach, Dieter Hecking,against Bas Dost.
Bas Dost was alleged to have been irked over his substitution in the champions league match against ZSKA Moscow during the week. Later, Bas Dost was accused of training without motivation during the week and disturbing team chemistry.
Hecking:”He should think about it,if he thinks it was correct,then he is in a wrong place. When one walks around as if his toys have been taking away from him, it does not work.”
Hecking rotated players in three positions against Hertha.Luiz Gustavo and Ricardo Rodriguez were replaced by Marcel Schäfer and Josuha Guilavogui.While,Nicklas Bendtner, started instead of Dost in 4-1-4-1 system.
The two goals by Dost was a delight to watch.
Bitter for Hertha Berlin over the injury of goal keeper, Kraft, in the first half.
It is too early to access the differences between Hecking and Dost.But, i hope both parties will settle in the interest of the team.
What does it take to be in the starting line up for VFL Wolfsburg on match day is still a mystery that only Felix Magath knows. The team has seen a fair number of rotations.
It has led to insecurity among the players and it shows in the style of play. The players do not play from a position of strength anymore and critics are beginning to wonder, if Magath is the right man for the job.
Take Patrick Helmes, who was banned from the team not so long ago by Magath. Only to be reactivated in the second half of the season. The reason given by Magath for his initial axing was poor commitment to training.
Likewise,Mario Mandzukic, who is the highest goal getter this season for Wolfsburg, was not on the bank in the humiliating defeat to Hoffenheim on Saturday.
Felix Magath popularly known as Qualix because of his tough training methods has become a player agent’s dream of a manager. In Wolfsburg, money is in abundant supply. And Magath has invested heavily in buying players without success on the league table.
The goals of Volkswagen, the financier of Wolfsburg to play in the European league can not be reached this season. Rather, they have settled for mediocrity.
Alarm bells are not ringing yet from the top echelon of VFL Wolfsburg. But how long will the fans confront a team that has no clear cut pattern of play or identity ?
Dieter Hoeness, the current general manager of Bundesliga champions, VFL Wolfsburg, is on a mission to recruit the best brains to assist him in Wolfsburg. He did not look too far for capable hands. He is recruiting staff from his former club, Hertha BSC. His recruitment drive makes Hertha supporters wonder if it is revenge in disguise.
Hoeness, was unceremoniously relieved of his duties at Hertha BSC, last summer after a bitter fallout with Hertha president,Werner Gegenbauer and Lucien Favre,the former manager.
Hertha chief scout,Rudi Wojtowicz, is highly rumored to be heading to Wolfsburg. Wojtowicz, is credited to be the brain behind the signing of Andrey Voronin, Gojko Kacar,Joe Simunic and Marko Pantelic to Hertha.
Jochen Sauer, a former lawyer for Hertha might also join Hoeness in Wolfsburg.
Since Hoeness’s exit, Hertha is struggling to remain relevant in Bundesliga.
If Hertha is relegated to the second division, Hoeness is already contemplating the services of Gojko Kacar and Arne Friedrich for Wolfsburg.