The head coach had even more positive news to share ahead of the first home game of the year. “Everyone who took part in Düsseldorf is fit for the game,” he said in the pre-match press conference. Leonardo Bittencourt is available again, despite battling with an ongoing foot problem since the winter training camp. “This has nothing to do with the injury list. He wants to, and is able to play. He trained as normal yesterday,” Kohfeldt said about the former Hoffenheim player.
Kohfeldt not only has Bittencourt to his disposal, but will also be able to look towards Fin Bartels as an option off the bench. The 32-year-old isn’t a contender for a starting spot, but will certainly be part of the squad for the game. “He’s got half an hour in him,” Kohfeldt said about the winger.