Gladbach players make job easy – Rose

Borussia Monchengladbach
Manager Marco Rose admits the Borussia Monchengladbach players came together after their Europa League humbling to put things right for the next game.

Manager Marco Rose has praised his Borussia Monchengladbach players for the way they have risen above adversity to sit top of the Bundesliga.

Die Fohlen picked up their seventh league win of the season when beating Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 on Saturday and are now three points clear at the summit of the German top-flight standings.

Borussia Dortmund are second, with RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich and SC Freiburg close behind in a tight top of the table.

Gladbach’s heroics are all the more amazing given the fact they have had key players missing, something Rose was quick to point out.

“At the moment, it’s really about finding 11 fit players,” he told the Bundesliga website. “Laszlo Benes had the flu ahead of the Leverkusen game so he couldn’t start.

“But the nice thing is that we have a large pool of players that we have 100% trust in. The boys make it easy for me because they take on the challenges so well.”

Things have not gone so well in Europe as the Borussia-Park outfit have yet to win a group game in this season’s Europa League.

They have drawn against Turkish club Istanbul Basaksehir and Austria’s Wolfsberger but are still by no means out of the reckoning for qualification to the knockout stage, just three points adrift of table-topping Roma.

They entertain the Serie A giants on Thursday in Europe’s second-tier competition before Werder Bremen come to town at the weekend when domestic matters take centre stage once again.