Each game “preparation for the relegation”
For Guerino Capretti it is clear: “Every day, every training session, every game now serves to prepare for the relegation.” The away game on Sunday (1.30 p.m., live! At clear) in Karlsruhe could almost be a “test game” for the two games on May 20 and 24 (at 8:30 p.m., live! At clear).
“It is now about consolidating things, becoming safer,” says Capretti, “and turning on one or the other set screw.” The Saxons would “do no extraordinary experiments in the two outstanding games”, but of course “also try out a few things,” said the 40-year-old, who continued to wait for his first competitive win with Dresden.
Vlachodimos in front of comeback
An option for Sunday could be Panagiotis Vlachodimos. The midfielder has been missing due to a cruciate ligament tear since last September. “Of course I’m not at 100 percent, for 90 minutes it would probably not be enough,” said the 29-year-old. “But I want to use the two games to get really fit until the relegation.”
He also hopes to be able to “recharge” self -confidence in the remaining games. “Maybe it is a small advantage for me to go into the last games a little unprofitable because I was gone for so long.”
It is not yet clear who the opponent is in the decisive games after the regular season. At the moment, in third place in the 3rd League Kaiserslautern. Capretti, who was still under contract with the third division club in February, assured: “We know all potential opponents of relegation and are guaranteed to be prepared, regardless of who it is ultimately possible.”