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VIDEO: Sammer updates Ribery, Rafinha; Alonso, Müller, Boateng talk focus

Matthias Sammer provides an updates on Franck Ribery and Rafinha's injuries. Xabi Alonso, Jerome Boateng, Thomas Müller talk about staying focused for VfL Wolfsburg.

Matthias Sammer:

My first impression was the the injury was worse. Franck only has a minor muscle injury that will only put him out for a week or so, but that's no worse than having a bad cold. He'll return soon, and the same goes for Rafinha. It might take him a day or two longer to reintegrate into the team if everything goes according to plan. So, these injuries were a bit of a shock for us but not a major one.

Xabi Alonso:

Everyone is missing the competition. Of course, we have been in three weeks training preparing for the second part of the season, and it's going to be a challenging one. Tomorrow, we have a massive game for us against Wolfsburg, second in the table. It's going to be tough, but hopefully we have been training for that and will be ready for tomorrow.

Thomas Müller:

We have to fight hard for everything. Look at the last match before the winter break, we beat Mainz but only just with a late goal. Every game is close no matter who the opponent is. You have to show excellent performances in every game.

Jerome Boateng:

We can never sit back and relax, because we have other important competitions coming up. We want to maintain our level of play. We need a good start and want to achieve good rhythm.