World out for Lainer and many question marks at Gladbach
Rose promises: "Don't take any players with you to Dortmund - ready, out"
The move from Gladbach's trainer Marco Rose to Dortmund in the summer is causing waves in Rhinelanders. On Wednesday, the outgoing coach insisted on not taking players from his Borussia to the other Borussia. © picture-alliance A promise to Gladbach: Foal coach Marco Rose. Right at the beginning of the press conference on Wednesday morning, Max Eberl and Marco Rose made it clear that the 44-year-old coach would stay in Gladbach until the end of the season.
Borussia Mönchengladbach goes into the top game at RB Leipzig on Saturday with some personnel worries. The team needs a sense of achievement again. Coach Marco Rose knows: "We are in a difficult phase."
After the press conference on Friday morning, Marco Rose did not go straight out onto the lawn. Before the training session, the coach wanted to have "lots of conversations" with his players. Listen to the team, learn how each individual feels, how they feel, "I want to get a feel for who we might have to take out", explained the VfL coach. Because the issue of stress has been very topical again since the exhausting appearance against Manchester City (0: 2) on Wednesday. Not only with a view to the top game at RB Leipzig on Saturday, but also for Tuesday against Borussia Dortmund in the DFB Cup and the weekend after that, when it comes to Bayer Leverkusen. "We are in an incredibly intense and challenging phase," says Rose.
Pep Guardiola insists he will rotate Man City side for Gladbach trip
The Spanish boss reveals he will rotate his side again for Manchester City's Champions League tie with Borussia Moenchengladbach after the Premier League leaders won at Arsenal. The City manager made five changes to his side for Sunday's 1-0 victory at the Emirates Stadium which came courtesy of Raheem Sterling's second-minute header. Kevin de Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan, who have both had recent injury woes, started the Arsenal match while Fernandinho, John Stones and Oleksandr Zinchenko also started meaning Kyle Walker, Phil Foden and Sergio Aguero were unused on Sunday.
With Stefan Lainer, that much is already certain, it won't be enough for Saturday. The right-back is out in Leipzig. "He has problems in his thigh," said Rose. It is "nothing dramatic", but "with him it will not be enough". It is still unclear whether the ailing Jonas Hofmann, Christoph Kramer and Ramy Bensebaini will be available. "Jonas Hofmann and Chris Kramer are questionable. We have to see how things develop by tomorrow. Ramy has another treatment today, we have to wait and see. I can't make any final statements yet," said Rose.
"We have to do better against Leipzig"
It is certain that the coach will rotate. Only the extent is open, which depends largely on the situation of the ailing players. As before, Matthias Ginter should always be left out of the interplay. The national player was the only Borussia player to have completed the entire mammoth program this season and participated in every second. "I would like to give him a break. But that is difficult because he is an incredibly important player for us. He always wants to play, he always leads the way. And he has a very high standing in the team," said Rose.
Gündogan warns of Gladbach: "You can beat anyone"
Ilkay Gündogan from Manchester City warned of the Bundesliga club's strengths before the Champions League game against Borussia Mönchengladbach. © Provided by sport1.de Gündogan warns of Gladbach: "You can beat anyone" National player Ilkay Gündogan from Manchester City warned of the strengths of the Bundesliga team before the first knockout round in the Champions League against Borussia Mönchengladbach. "Gladbach is always dangerous.
With defense chief Ginter, the Gladbachers will try to find their way back on the road to success in Leipzig. The Borussia are under pressure to act. In the Bundesliga there were only two points from the last four games. Gladbach is panting after the claims in 8th place. "We are in a difficult phase because we don't have the results. You gain confidence and conviction through results, and you gain consistency," said Rose, making it clear that he hopes for an improvement compared to the Manchester game. "We defended well and diligently against City and also tried to play good football at the back. But we didn't manage to carry it forward to the very front," said the coach. "That has to be done better against Leipzig."
Bundesliga: Watzke recognizes great progress: "We have been laughed at" .
Although Borussia Dortmund currently only ranks fifth in the table, Hans-Joachim Watzke is optimistic about the end of the season. There is extra praise for Edin Terzic. In addition, Watzke apologizes for a decision on the sidelines of the game against Borussia Mönchengladbach. © Provided by SPOX Hans-Joachim Watzke still believes in reaching the season's goal. "We are on the right track and I am confident that we will achieve our goal for the season", Watzke revealed to Bild .