Monday, April 6, 2009

Die Wölfe heads towards championship

Sounding more like he is running for political office then defeating a club who unceremoniously cast him aside, Felix Magath was humble of Die Wölfe complete demolition of Bayern:

"Of course we can be happy about this result. My team wonderfully put the equaliser behind them and played an incredible second half. We have to remain realistic though and can’t afford to forget the fact that Bayern were missing a lot of first choice players, but my team can still be very proud of what they have achieved."

For Mr. Magath, who had done such a brilliant job leading Bayern in back-to-back doubles before being let go in January 2007, the taste of victory must have been the sweetest kind despite his humility. His honourable intentions aside, Wolfsburg now sit within eight matches of a historic championship and are favourites to do so given they have went through the toughest part of their schedule.

In Wolfsburg's corner is of-course one of the deadliest scoring trios in recent Bundesliga memory; Bosnia and Herzegovina internationals Edin Džeko and Zvjezdan Misimović and Brazilian striker Grafite.

For the recently turned twenty-three year-old Edin Džeko, the climb to prominence has been swift. Now mentioned of virtually every well-financed clubs transfer target the young striker knows the task at hand:

"We’re not thinking about the championship, but it is very nice to be in first place. Still, there are eight games to go until the end of the season. I was of course delighted about my two goals because it helped the team."

Recalling the successful run with Bosnia in their World Cup qualification efforts earlier in the week he added:

"On the whole it was a perfect week for me."