The memories of the past football holidays are still fresh – the gray effects the presence of the Lower Rhine. In March 2021 Borussia Mönchengladbach met in the Champions League on Manchester City, hung up on the jump in the European point and dreamed of titles.
A year later, on Friday (20:30 pm / Dazn), the VfL Bochum is about points for the Bundesliga league. And the future is uncertain.
“It is the big change before, but with significantly lower financial possibilities than in recent years,” said Kaderplaner Steffen Korell in the interview with the magazine “11freunde” and announced: “We will sell without being able to replace it.”
Gladbach: numerous stars before the finish
The contracts of some once highly cured power carriers such as Alassane Pléa, five-time scorer of the past royal class season, Marcus Thuram, Breel Embolo or Ramy Bensbaini runs 2023.
Denis Zakaria is already gone, for far less money than hoped. Matthias Ginter is released and thus follows the long-standing success manager Max Eberl, whose era ended in January. Crossup means new beginning in Gladbach.
For this, the five-time master must first prevent the unthinkable. The victory over Hertha BSC last weekend (2: 0) brought air in the table cellar, but nobody should be too sure.
“The guys sometimes do not recognize the danger. You can not play any situation playfully, sometimes you have to hurt the opponent if you want to succeed,” said coach Adi Hütter, who will be missing in Bochum after his positive coronatest.
Kramer demands return to humility
Routinier Christoph Kramer sees another problem, one who is associated with the success of the past. “As a team, the humility has been lost to assess correctly on which level we move,” he said.
Humility, who needs it with the home-strong Bochumers, even if the VFL has to fight with Corona failures. Cristian Gamboa, Milos Pantovic and Robert Tesche finally reported.
At Gladbach, in addition to coach Hütter, which is replaced on the bank replaced by his Co Christian Peintinger, Nico Elvedi is missing. For him winter access Marvin Friedrich could move into the starting eleven.
From summer, the young responsibility will have to take over. Like the highly assisted Kouadio Kone (20), from the Peintinger on Wednesday, swarmed: “He already takes an important role now. But I believe that he also has development potential.”
Also Joe Scally (19) or Luca Netz (18) are already part of the Stammelf and hope for the announced upheaval.