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US News What is Gladbach missing from the top team? Kramer's "simple calculation example"

15:45  24 february  2021
15:45  24 february  2021 Source:   pressfrom.com

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Gladbach is fighting for connection in the Bundesliga. Christoph Kramer knows what Borussia is missing in particular - and sees little explosiveness in the DFB Cup quarter-finals against Dortmund.

© imago images "It is of course nice that we can beat the big ones, but ...": Christoph Kramer.

Borussia Mönchengladbach has already won against Leipzig (1: 0), Bayern (3: 2) or Dortmund (4: 2) this season and is still only an outsider in the fight for the European Cup places. What are the foals missing for the top places?

"The main thing about top teams is that they win 95 to 98 out of 100 games at home against teams like Hoffenheim or Cologne," said Christoph Kramer in an interview on the DFB website. "We would be able to do that 70 times at the moment. Of course it is nice that we can beat the big ones. But we still lack consistency against other teams."

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"If you beat all the teams between ninth and 18th twice ..."

Most recently, Gladbach lost 2-1 at home to Cologne and Mainz and is only eighth in the table. Kramer gives "a simple arithmetic example: If you beat all the teams between ninth and 18th twice, you already have 60 points and you didn't even have to win against a top team. We still leave too much behind against such teams."

Gladbachers still have a second way to Europe via the DFB Cup - and to their first title since 1995. "We all long to play a final and, as our manager always says, take something with us," says Kramer . "The whole region craves it. It would be nice if we could fulfill this dream. But it is actually forbidden to speak of Berlin when you have a game against Borussia Dortmund in front of your chest."

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BVB, who will be guests in the quarter-finals at Borussia-Park on Tuesday, is "perhaps the best team that is still represented in the competition" for the twelve-time national player, and thus almost a typical Gladbach player Opponent. "Whether in the DFB Cup, the Champions League or the Europa League," says Kramer: "Since I've been here, we've really never had a lucky draw. This time the Lospech gave us a real hit."

Just because of Marco Rose - right? "It's not that explosive for me," says Kramer about the Gladbach coach who will take over from the new season in Dortmund. "I am very sure that Marco Rose does not want to switch to the reigning cup winner, but would rather leave the reigning cup winner. And I am also sure that the preparation for the game will be completely normal."

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