The association is silent. But the player lets action speak …
Before the Mainz game (3: 2), BILD reported that there was surprisingly radio silence between Gladbach and DFB defense chief Matthias Ginter (26) when it came to contract extensions. There hasn’t been a single conversation about Ginter’s future at VfL.
It is obvious that Ginter is not happy about the speechlessness, even of manager Max Eberl (46). But the contract frustration makes Ginter even more greedy!
Already two minutes before his header hammer to 3: 2 he wanted to balance the ball in, but just failed. But you could tell the greed: Ginter really wants this threesome! And another Tuesday – in the premier-class cracker against Real Madrid (9 p.m. / Sky)!
Ginter: “Mainz wasn’t easy between two Champions League games, but our faith is just there. But it is also very clear that we have now conceded enough simple goals. We can’t score three goals every time … ”
But why not?
► New national player Jonas Hofmann (28) has really played himself into a “real frenzy”! In Milan (2: 2) he scored, and in Mainz came the turning point with him as a joker (penalty converted, corner beaten to Ginter). In the league he already has six scorer points after five games.
► Marcus Thuram (23) can only be stopped with a foul: In Mainz he got a penalty in the fourth competitive game in a row.
► With Rocco Reitz (19), Gladbach has a new all-rounder in the midfield. The Bundesliga debutant showed a great performance in Mainz, zero nervousness and shone with top passes.
Add to that the greedy Ginter – something’s going against Real!