Oliver Glasner on...
...personnel: “Hinteregger and Lindström will be absent. Da Costa is also out with a pubic bone problem. Everyone else is available. Rode will start but won't play 90 minutes - probably a half. We decided that beforehand because of his medical history.”
...Jens Petter Hauge: “I'm happy with Hauge's contribution. He's not quite in the same rhythm as others, but he does a lot of running and good defensive work. He helps us with his tactical discipline in closing down. Every minute will help his attacking game.”
We won’t be taking the game lightly. I find any suggestion of that disrespectful.Head coach Oliver Glasner
...the significance of the game: “For us, the game is a dress rehearsal for Wednesday. As always, we want to win it and that’s how we’ll approach the match. We won’t be taking the game lightly. I find any suggestion of that disrespectful. The team have always tried to win and also invested more against Gladbach last week.”
...his team’s condition: “The players are ambitious, hungry and give their all out on the pitch. Our training sessions are shorter than at the start of the season, but they’re still very intensive. We want to play with a great deal of intensity. The players are physically and mentally fresh. We also know that Mainz will demand everything of us.”