Schwerin (dpa / mv) - Second against third instead of leader against defending champion: Because SC Potsdam has smashed into first place in the volleyball Bundesliga, SSC Palmberg Schwerin's game at Allianz MTV Stuttgart on Saturday (6 p.m.) will only increase a chase duel. But the positions in the current table are not an issue for head coach Felix Koslowski anyway. "Stuttgart is also the absolute top favorite because of the consistency they have kept in the squad," said the coach on Thursday.
Koslowski said of the hosts: "Stuttgart are a big team. They are very present in the block. We have to see that we play around the corner a bit." But he assumes that Stuttgart also has respect for his team. "We also have certain qualities in each position and have shown that you have to beat us first. That won't happen in passing if Stuttgart don't perform very well. That's a bit of pressure for them too."