German titleholders Wolfsburg and Russian giants CSKA Moscow are set to face each other on Wednesday in what could prove to be a decisive Champions League game.
Wolfsburg coach Armin Veh is aware of the importance of the encounter and claims that the pressure is on CSKA to win the game.
We have to make changes and I won't make a big secret of our starting
lineup. I will field Makoto Hasebe and Obafemi Martins will replace
Grafite," said Veh to uefa.com.
"This game will be different to the one in
Wolfsburg, as it is Matchday 5 and CSKA are in a different position to
us. They must win and they will probably presume we'll be more
defensive this time, but we're not going to be because our main
strength is up front.
"This is our philosophy, and the spectators should
expect goals. CSKA played well in Manchester, and the first game in
Moscow against United was also even.
"The name of Leonid Slutski is not
very well known in Germany, but not everything in football is resolved
by names. Players on the pitch decide things."
A draw will be enough for Wolfsburg to qualify for the next round, while CSKA desperately need the full three points.
Stefan Coerts, Goal.com