Max Eberl reacted with clear words to Borussia Mönchengladbach’s weak start to the season. The sports director of the Gladbacher took on a trio around Christoph Kramer in particular in the fight for the regular places.
“That is just the competitive football,” said Eberl in one image-Interview about Kramer, Florian Neuhaus and Alassane Plea, who lost their places in the starting eleven at the beginning of the season. “Now the well-known players have to put more pressure back on. We as a club have very ambitious expectations, we want this competition.”
According to Eberl, however, no one has asked for a change in winter due to his current reservist role. “And I don’t expect anyone either. It is now a question of full throttle on the training ground,” said the 48-year-old.
At the same time, Eberl praised the youngsters Luca Netz (18), Joe Scally (18) and Manu Kone (20). It was “absolutely impressive what the guys are doing”, said Eberl and added: “They stand for the change in our squad, which always has to be. They got their chance through the injuries of the others and were immediately there.”
After just one win in the first four Bundesliga games, Gladbach had recently reported back with two successes against Borussia Dortmund (1-0) and at VfL Wolfsburg (3-1) and worked up to tenth place in the table.
Gladbach sports director Eberl comments on Thuram rumors
In addition, Eberl commented on the rumors about Marcus Thuram, who is said to have been about to move to Inter Milan in the summer. “It’s true that Inter showed great interest and that there was a very specific offer. But first of all, Marcus didn’t want to leave. Second, we looked at the offer, but actually didn’t want to let him go. Then there was the one Injury, “explained Eberl.
Thuram suffered a torn knee ligament in the 4-0 defeat at Bayer Leverkusen on matchday two. the image had recently reported that Thuram could not be held for the Gladbacher next summer. His contract runs until 2023, without an extension Borussia could only generate a transfer in the coming summer.