Gladbach stars looking to get things right
Manager Marco Rose admits the Borussia Monchengladbach players came together after their Europa League humbling to put things right for the next game.
After a solid start to their Bundesliga campaign which has seen two wins and a draw from four matches, Die Fohlen were favourites to beat Wolfsberger AC on matchday one of the Europa League but fell 4-0 at home to the Austrian outfit on Thursday.
It was a chastening and unexpected experience for the players and they will hope to put things right when Fortuna Dusseldorf visit Borussia-Park this weekend.
Despite the reverse which sees Gladbach sitting bottom of Group J in Europe’s second-tier competition, Rose is refusing to panic and confessed that his squad were vocal in trying to solve the problems that blighted their tussle with GAM FC.
“We had a long meeting where we watched the game back and discussed a few things,” he said. “The team also shared their thoughts.
“The guys were obviously very disappointed. I didn’t notice any fundamental problem with their attitude. We lost the game defensively in our own box and in the final third going forward.”
Fortuna will arrive in North Rhine-Westphalia with four points to their name this term courtesy of an opening-day 3-1 win away at Werder Bremen and a 1-1 home draw with Wolfsburg last time out.
They sat 11th in the German top-flight standings heading into the weekend fixtures while Gladbach were seventh and RB Leipzig top but a win for the visitors could see them go above Rose’s charges on Sunday evening.