Sport Matarazzo's personnel worries before the duel with Cologne
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During the transfer period, the Stuttgart team did everything to downsize their squad. Now, however, the big squad could prove to be an advantage. Before the duel with 1. FC Köln on Friday, VfB staff worries plague.
The Swabian squad has over 30 professionals. A handsome number that has been reducing itself for weeks. With Maxime Awoudja (Achilles tendon tear), Clinton Mola (hip problems), who have been absent for a long time and continue to do so, and Erik Thommy (broken elbow), who participates in part of the training but is not yet ready for action, as well as Konstantinos Mavropanos, who this week because of If his meniscus tear is operated on, Pellegrino Matarazzo will have to do without four actors for the upcoming task.
Careless Germany lets Turkey come back for 3-3 in friendly
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Kenan Karaman scored late to give Turkey a 3-3 draw against Germany on Wednesday after the home side let the lead slip away three times in their friendly game. Karaman – who was born in Stuttgart and plays for Fortuna Düsseldorf – scored in the fourth minute of injury time when Abdülkadir Ömür laid the ball back for him to fire through goalkeeper Bernd Leno’s legs. Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus scored on his Germany debut and Benfica forward Luca Waldschmidt got his first international goal, but the home side was left ruing a lack of concentration after failing to hold on for the win.
Anton remains a shaky candidate
Another five, who were recently represented in the different starting formations, had to practice individually today to prepare for the game on Friday: Gregor Kobel suffered from back problems, Borna Sosa a severe back contusion, Wataru Endo adductor problems and Tanguy Coulibaly Pain in the ankle. Waldemar Anton was also back on the lawn this morning and practiced for himself. However, the central defender is still a loose candidate because of his torn ankle ligament.
"A broad squad has advantages and disadvantages," said Matarazzo, who can at least look forward to the return of ailing Roberto Massimo and Darko Churlinov (both knee problems), said just a few days ago. "You have a lot of options, which is a big plus when you have a lot of injuries. When everyone is fit, there is great competition." However, there is also a downside of the coin. "It's a big challenge to keep everyone happy. But I see the advantages rather than the disadvantages. Especially with the failures that we have."
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