WOLFSBURG - Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking admits he is wary of taking on Bundesliga strugglers Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday with last season's runners-up desperate to escape the bottom three.
Dortmund drew Juventus in the Champions League's knock-out phase having qualified as group winners, but they have the worst record of the Bundesliga's 18 clubs with nine defeats in their 15 league matches this season.
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Their 1-0 defeat at Hertha Berlin on Saturday saw them slip back into the relegation places and Wolves' boss Hecking is all too aware that they are desperate to climb up from 16th.
"Dortmund are under a lot of pressure, a wounded boxer is not an easy one to fight," said Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking ahead of Wednesday's clash at Borussia's Signal Iduna Park.
"We will have to produce a top performance to take anything from Dortmund."
Wolfsburg, the 2009 Bundesliga champions, are second in the Bundesliga only to run-away league leaders Bayern Munich and are on course to qualify for the Champions League next season.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.