Berlin: 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.
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.