Augsburg - Wolfsburg

Germany: Bundesliga
Augsburg T. Jedvaj (54)
WWK Arena1-2Attendance: 300
Wolfsburg R. Steffen (43), D. Ginczek (90)

Augsburg players bemoan absence of head coach Heiko Herrlich after loss to Wolfsburg

By Laura Brandt

Much to the disappointment of Andreas Luthe and Philipp Max, Augsburg coach Heiko Herrlich wasn't able to be present on Saturday.

Heiko Herrlich.
Heiko Herrlich.Photo: Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Augsburg players expressed their disappointment that their coach Heiko Herrlich wasn't able to take charge of his team for Saturday's 1-2 loss to Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.

Herrlich missed the game after he left the team hotel to buy toothpaste and skin cream, thus breaking the German Football League's strict health protocol for Bundesliga games.

"It wasn't easy that suddenly the head coach couldn't be there. Of course it sucks. But we did a great job. We were really, really good as a team in the second half. That gives us courage for the next few weeks. It showed that we're not badly prepared," Augsburg goalkeeper Andreas Luthe told Sky after the game.

"I would have wished that he had been there. We had a really good time so far. We'll all be happy if he's back on the bench next weekend," said left-back Philipp Max.

Augsburg boss Stefan Reuter said he hopes that Herrlich will be able to train the team again at the beginning of next week. The Augsburg coach's first corona test came back negative, and he is now set to undergo a second test.

1Andreas Luthe
32Raphael Framberger
18Tin Jedvaj
5Marek Suchý ↩65
31Philipp Max
8Rani Khedira
10Daniel Baier (C)
23Marco Richter ↩87
29Eduard Löwen ↩87
16Ruben Vargas ↩79
7Florian Niederlechner
21Tomáš Koubek
9Sergio Córdova ↪87
2Stephan Lichtsteiner
19Felix Uduokhai ↪65
22Iago ↪79
36Reece Oxford
14Jan Morávek
17Noah-Joel Sarenren-Bazee ↪87
25Carlos Gruezo
1Koen Casteels (C)
19Kevin Mbabu
22Marin Pongracic
25John Brooks
6Paulo Otávio ↩87
24Xaver Schlager
27Maximilian Arnold
8Renato Steffen
14Admir Mehmedi
7Josip Brekalo ↩61
40João Victor ↩75
12Pavao Pervan
29Omar Marmoush
33Daniel Ginczek ↪61
43Julian Justvan
15Jérôme Roussillon ↪87
31Robin Knoche
32Marcel Tisserand
11Felix Klaus ↪75
44Iba May

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