The women of VfL Wolfsburg are champions for the seventh time
“There is none that brakes, everyone is fully in their role,” said Tommy Stroot recently. The 33-year-old, who took over VfL in the summer, was able to rely on his team in 2021/22, who started in the league at the latest after the 6th matchday. With the 1-2 in Hoffenheim there was the only defeat for the wolves who set the course in the 8th round. With a 1-0 in the summit in Munich through a goal by Kathrin Hendrich, the Stroot team replaced FC Bayern at the top of the table – and no longer gave them.
The 1-1 on matchday 11 in Leverkusen also had no effect, because Bayern also had to be satisfied with a 1-1 in Potsdam. What followed were without exception victories – and on the 19th matchday a preliminary decision in the title race. With a 6-0, VfL sent FC Bayern home. A statement by the wolf, which ultimately unstoppably strived towards their seventh title in the past ten years.
Bayern were allowed to cheer the championship in 2015, 2016 and 2021, otherwise the master shell has been to Wolfsburg without exception since 2012. And even in the cup there is no way past the Lower Saxony, in the past seven years the VfL raised the trophy. On May 28th after the game against Potsdam next time?
Waßmuth and Roord jump for Pajor and Popp
The Double is the goal, the championship has already bagged. Above all, the two newcomers Tabea Waßmuth, who has extended their contract early, have a significant part with eleven goals and Jill Roord with ten goals in the absence of the long injured strikers Ewa Pajor and Alexandra Popp. But Stroot also did a great job. He had to step into the huge footsteps of success coach Stephan Lerch and did so with flying colors.
He was pleased to get the chance at VfL and “to play titles”, the coach had explained after his change from the Dutch Eredivisie Club FC Twente – and he played for all titles. In the Champions League, Wolfsburg had to defeat defending champion FC Barcelona in the semifinals (1: 5, 2: 0), but the DFB Cup victory waves and the championship is already bagged with the Kanter victory in Jena.
Personnel are set the course
With Waßmuth and Felicitas Rauch, two national players have extended, turbine captain Sara Agrez will also strengthen the team from the coming season as well as Marina Hegering from FC Bayern and national goalkeeper Merle Frohms, who comes from Frankfurt and is supposed to replace the long-time keeper Almuth Schult. Schult goes to the USA from summer. A drop of bitterness: Turid Knaak ends her long and successful career – but with another highlight: the championship title.