Borussia Mönchengladbach’s captain Lars Stindl has sharply criticized the team spirit of the team from the Lower Rhine after the foals’ next debacle in the Bundesliga. The increasingly criticized coach Adi Hütter did not agree with this.
“We really didn’t play well at all,” said the completely confused Stindl after the 1: 4 clap at RB Leipzig Sky: “We pulled ourselves together and the second half was at least okay in terms of effort and commitment. We braced ourselves against it, moved up again and still got two things out of the back and you go home here with 1: 4. “
When asked why the Gladbachers surrendered to their fate again shortly before the end (88th) despite the subsequent goal by Ramy Bensebaini and lost again in the end, as they did against Cologne (1: 4) and Freiburg (0: 6), he indicated Gladbacher captain said that internally in the team it is currently not correct. “Everyone did something for themselves and not together as a team. Then it’ll be 4: 1 for Leipzig in the end.”
Coach Hütter did not want to leave this criticism from his captain entirely. “You can see it differently. Perhaps everyone wanted to be the one to do something special in this situation,” he said. A lack of team spirit, as Stindl had indicated, however, referred the Austrian into the realm of fables: “The team is a team, they are in a very difficult and uncomfortable situation at the moment. We have to come out of it together now I won’t do that. “
After the most recent negative experiences, the 1: 4 bankruptcy in the derby against Cologne and the historic 0: 6 debacle against SC Freiburg on matchday 14, Gladbach’s sports director Max Eberl had his coach, who had been criticized, before the game in Leipzig Backs strengthened and any discussions that are now becoming more and more apparent about the future of Hütter in Gladbach are described as “unacceptable”. There is “absolutely no basis” for doing this now.
Gladbach keeper Sommer with devastating criticism: “That’s crazy!”
However, on Saturday after the defeat against Leipzig, Eberl did not want to comment. Hütter switched from Eintracht Frankfurt to Gladbach last summer for a transfer fee of 7.5 million euros. A stumbling block was followed by the Gladbachers’ first big exclamation mark under their new coach in October when Borussia shot down FC Bayern 5-0 in the DFB Cup. Gladbach then picked up seven out of nine possible points in the Bundesliga and got close to the international places.
But then the crash followed within three weeks, in which the Gladbach team conceded 14 goals in just three games. “It’s absolutely crazy,” said goalkeeper Yann Sommer after the game in Leipzig regarding the failure of his front men to perform in recent weeks: “We’re not close enough to the men and are not aggressive enough in the duels. That’s how you do it makes it easy for the opponent to score. You can’t win a game like that. “
After the low blows, Borussia slipped to 13th place in the table and is only two points ahead of relegation place 16. Before the winter break, Gladbach will meet Eintracht Frankfurt and TSG Hoffenheim.