Wolfsburg - Dortmund

Germany: Bundesliga
Dortmund E. Håland (12), J. Bellingham (59), E. Håland (68)

Oliver Glasner blames individual errors for Wolfsburg's recent losses against top teams

By Akhil Fisher

Wolfsburg crashed to a disappointing defeat against their bogey team by two goals to nil in a forgetful outing at home. The Wolves have now lost to three of the top five Bundesliga teams in just the last four matchweeks - against Frankfurt Bayern & Dortmund.

Oliver Glasner.
Oliver Glasner.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche

Erling Haaland scored a ruthless brace to push Dortmund for a top four finish, with only three games to go.

Speaking to the press after the match, coach Oliver Glasner reflected on the team’s shortcomings and cited ‘too many individual errors’ as the reason for the loss.

He said: “We’re obviously all very disappointed today. Unfortunately, we have to blame ourselves a bit again for the loss. We’ve simply made too many individual mistakes in these games."

Jude Bellingham’s red card meant Wolfsburg played with an extra player for about half an hour.

Speaking of which, Glasner said: “One thing we need to be a little critical of was that we didn’t take advantage of having an extra man. We wanted to get forward more down the wings and brought on an extra striker in Bartosz Bialek so that we’d have more of a presence in the box. But we didn’t do that very well.”

Glasner further praised Erling Haaland, who broke couple of records and dealt a huge blow to the Wolves with a brace.

“When you’re playing a top team like Dortmund with a quality striker like Erling Haaland, they only needed their one chance on the counter-attack.”

Wolfsburg sit in third place, with 57 points- two ahead of Dortmund. Both the clubs sandwich Frankfurt, who failed to snatch the third place after a 3-1 loss vs Bayer Leverkusen.

1Koen Casteels (C)
19Kevin Mbabu ↩65
4Maxence Lacroix
25John Brooks
6Paulo Otávio
24Xaver Schlager
27Maximilian Arnold
20Ridle Baku
17Maximilian Philipp ↩65
31Yannick Gerhardt ↩81
9Wout Weghorst
12Pavao Pervan
21Bartosz Bialek ↪65
33Daniel Ginczek
15Jérôme Roussillon
34Marin Pongracic
7Josip Brekalo ↪65
14Admir Mehmedi ↪81
23Josuha Guilavogui
40João Victor
35Marwin Hitz
26Łukasz Piszczek
16Manuel Akanji
23Emre Can
13Raphaël Guerreiro
22Jude Bellingham
8Mahmoud Dahoud
32Giovanni Reyna ↩68
11Marco Reus (C) ↩81
7Jadon Sancho ↩60
9Erling Håland
1Roman Bürki
27Steffen Tigges
2Mateu Morey
14Nico Schulz
6Thomas Delaney ↪60
10Thorgan Hazard ↪68
19Julian Brandt
24Thomas Meunier ↪81

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