What a rapid final phase!
In the last minutes Freiburg and Gladbach each had two top chances to win, but it remained 2-2.
One reason for the game without midfield: Gladbach was out of breath in the end!
Even the broad Borussia squad doesn’t just put up with 5 games in 15 days. Defense boss Matthias Ginter (26): “When you play internationally, it’s quite normal for the grains to subside. The very great freshness was not there. “
His national team colleague Florian Neuhaus (23) agrees: “It is clear that we cannot always go 100 percent to the limit.”
Just as sure, however, that in the decisive Champions League summit at Real Madrid (Wed., 9 p.m. / DAZN) only 99 percent is not enough.
Trainer Marco Rose (44): “We’re right in the middle of this block, it’s an incredible challenge.” That is why it is now time to rest, rest and rest again.
Rose’s five-point plan: sleep in, good food, treatments, light exercise AND rotation.
The coach reveals: “Against Real we will probably play with a different line-up and different staff.”
Marcus Thuram (23) should move into the team for Hannes Wolf (21). Substitute defender Christoph Kramer (29) will probably return to the six if the defensive hospital around Nico Elvedi (24), Tony Jantschke (30) and Ramy Bensebaini (25) clear. It is also possible to switch to a three-way chain with Denis Zakaria (24) for more stability.
Because VfL needs them! He should avoid 22 opposing shots on goal like against Freiburg against Karim Benzema (32) and co.