Familiar faces for Allofs

A look ahead to the weekend's action in the German Bundesliga, including Wolfsburg's clash with Werder Bremen.

Last Updated: 22/11/12 at 17:51 Post Comment

Klaus Allofs: I always want to win

Klaus Allofs: I always want to win

Wolfsburg's new sporting director Klaus Allofs will come face to face with long-time colleague Thomas Schaaf when the Wolves meet Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Allofs spent 13 years in a similar role at Bremen, working alongside coach Schaaf, before, little more than a week ago, surprisingly leaving for Bundesliga rivals Wolfsburg.

Allofs said he would have preferred that the fixture had been played before his move, but he insisted there would be no divided loyalties by emphasising his total commitment to the Wolves.

"I always want to win and we want to win, so we have to score goals and, if we do that, then I will be pleased," he said.

"I don't think it's a lack of respect when you show your excitement. If Werder score, I'm certainly not going to jump up and celebrate."

Schaaf said Allofs would be entitled to be pleased if Wolfsburg scored and he hoped Bremen's fans did not jeer him.

"Let's not forget what Klaus Allofs achieved for Werder," he said. "Of course we are pleased to see him again."

They will be even happier if Wolfsburg's poor home form this season continues since a win for Bremen could take them into the top six, but Wolfsburg can join them on 17 points with victory.

Hamburg have the first chance to break into the top six when they travel to Fortuna Dusseldorf on Thursday night, but no side is in touching distance of the top five, who are starting to pull away.

League leaders Bayern Munich have an eight-point cushion of their own at the top of the table and they host sixth-placed Hannover on Saturday.

Schalke and Eintracht Frankfurt, second and third respectively, meet at the Arena AufSchalke, while Borussia Dortmund travel to the former club of their coach Jurgen Klopp, Mainz.

Fifth-place Bayer Leverkusen are not in action until Sunday when they head to Hoffenheim.

At the bottom of the table, Augsburg and Greuther Furth go in search of their second wins of the season against Borussia Monchengladbach and Nurnberg respectively, while Sunday's other game is a Baden-Wurttemberg derby between Freiburg and Stuttgart.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ilarious, thanks for that. But if I may, I do suspect the reason of your partners' ire is not Tottenham, but most probably all the compusilve gambling :)

DannySmith
Backing Costa To Keep Banging 'Em In

T

wo police horses in a paddock. Horse 1: What's with the long face? Horse 2: I'm working St James Park this weekend.

hump3.
Pardew braced for protests

T

wo things. First, I can't stop reading your name as 'Dane Bowers'. Second, you used the words 'philosophy' and 'Redknapp' in the same sentence.

ajsr1982
Can United's Defence Handle Ulloa?

Footer 365

Premier League: Crystal Palace beat Everton 3-2 at Goodison Park

Crystal Palace came from behind to beat Everton 3-2 and pick up their first win of the Premier League campaign.

Premier League: Frank Lampard haunts Chelsea as he earns Manchester City earn 1-1 draw

Frank Lampard stepped off the bench to score against his former club and salvage a 1-1 draw for Man City at home to Chelsea.

Premier League: Frank Lampard has mixed emotions after scoring against Chelsea

Frank Lampard was almost speechless after scoring the equaliser for his Manchester City side in the 1-1 draw with Chelsea.

Mail Box

Liverpool Aren't Even Exciting This Season

Liverpool fans are seemingly resigned to slipping back into mediocrity, which in September isn't exactly ideal. Plus better Arsenal, Allardyce praise and an excited Saint...

Be Careful What You Wish For, Gooners

That's the message from a Man United fan in the mailbox. Plus, thoughts on Paul Lambert's new contract, the Alan Pardew dilemma at Newcastle and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property