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Hodgson wary of Wolfsburg threat
01 Apr 2010 - 10:12:39
Fulham manager Roy Hodgson believes his side are coming up against a tough outfit in Wolfsburg as they prepare to lock horns in the quarter-finals of this season's Europa League on Thursday evening.
Craven Cottage has been a happy stamping ground for Fulham in the competition this term and they dramatically beat Juventus 4-1 to win through to this stage last time out.
But the less illustrious Bundesliga champions, who slipped into the Europa League following their elimination from the Champions League earlier in the season, won't be taken lightly by Hodgson's men.
He said: "What I've learned about Wolfsburg I have only learned since we were drawn against them.
"But I know they are a good team, they score a lot of goals, they have good attacking players and they are hard-working and well-organised.
"We know the task is a tough one but for me every one of the seven teams we could have played is a good team and a team capable of beating us."
"We feel a sense of achievement and pride that we have overcome so many obstacles to get this far.
"Having overcome those obstacles, many of which were in the shape of very good teams, we have earned the right to believe in ourselves and to believe that, if luck continues to favour us, we can go even further."
Meanwhile, striker Bobby Zamora was sent home from training on Wednesday morning with a cold and he faces a race against time to prove his fitness and make the contest.