Seven competitive defeats in a row, crash in the Bundesliga in tenth place, the end of the cup quarter-finals, now the end of the Champions League round of 16: Borussia Mönchengladbach is threatened with total collapse in the second half of the season. The foal team had had a crisis many years ago and hardly any of the trainers at the time “survived” them. There are many reasons why Marco Rose is unlikely to be fired. The most important questions and answers about the situation in Mönchengladbach.
Marco Rose and Borussia Mönchengladbach were spared the worst case on Tuesday evening in Budapest. “Only” lost 2-0, no rub-off against a team in which all Gladbach protagonists, who expressed themselves after the second leg of the second leg in the Champions League, rightly saw “one of the best teams in the world”.
The way in which Manchester City presented itself against the eleven from the Lower Rhine in 180 minutes was too dominant. The Gladbachers had no chance, especially in their current, but probably also in better phases, playing a little below the level of performance of the Premier League leader. There was also agreement on this.
“A size too big”, said captain Lars Stindl afterwards, “strong as a bear”, said Rose. And goalkeeper Yann Sommer rightly noted that one should “not be ashamed” of the performances. At the same time, the Swiss goalkeeper was already looking ahead. On Saturday the crisis against Schalke 04, which has been going on for weeks, is to be ended: “We owe a lot to each other. We have to be angry and defend ourselves against this situation.”
A situation that is now a complicated construct in Gladbach. A situation that leaves you perplexed, that is emotionally charged and that nobody really knows exactly where it originated.
Borussia Mönchengladbach: How bad is the crisis?
With the defeat against City, Gladbach’s crisis took on historic features. Previously, the Gladbach team had only lost seven competitive games or more in a row three times. 1982 under Jupp Heynckes, 1999 under Rainer Bonhof (all seasons) and 1989 under Wolf Werner, who was only released on November 18 after the eighth competitive game defeat in a row.
The location on the Lower Rhine is therefore more than precarious. Less bad series of defeats, for example, had moved Gladbach’s savior and reformer Lucien Favre to resign in 2015. At that time, under the aegis of the Swiss, the foals lost five Bundesliga games in a row at the start of the season and also put the CL start against Sevilla 3-0 in the sand. Favre said goodbye – against all requests and undertakings by manager Max Eberl.
But it won’t get that far this time. Although Gladbach has already lost the seventh competitive game in a row under Rose, although many fans no longer have any sympathy for the coming summer after he announced his departure to Borussia Dortmund in mid-February and although the Bundesliga is not only threatened with missing an international competition , but even likely.
The team from Gladbach qualified for this international competition last year under their coach Dieter Hecking when it was already clear, as was the case with Rose, that he would no longer be coach in Mönchengladbach in the following season. “The idea was that we wanted a change in our football,” Eberl justified the decision at the time.
With the new trainer “a new basic idea” should come, which should cement Gladbach’s claim to regular participation in international business. Also because this venture threatens to crash crashing in the second year under Rose, the mood on the Lower Rhine has felt as bad as it has been for ten, despite reaching the cup quarter-finals and the respectable reaching of the Champions League round of 16 (including a large financial bonus) Years no more.
Since the derby defeat against 1. FC Köln on February 6th, Borussia only got one point in the Bundesliga, while the almost relegated miners two. The 1: 2 bankruptcy against the arch-rivals from the cathedral city marks something like the beginning of the emotional disintegration – because Rose made a major rotation in the squad and thus “caused” the derby defeat, so the allegation of the fans in an open letter the title “You don’t play with the derby”.
At that time, rumors were already circulating that Rose could make use of his release clause and switch to BVB in the summer, but the fans still spoke of wanting to build “a monument” for her coach “very much” at the end of his career in Gladbach . But then came February 15th, the so-called “Rose Monday”, when the Gladbach coach’s change to BVB became official.
Borussia Mönchengladbach: Football festivals hide deficits
It was three years ago that Eintracht set course for international business and after the announcement that Kovac would be coach of FC Bayern from summer, gambled away the Champions League and Europa League with four bankruptcies in five games. In the end, the sensational triumph in the DFB Cup saved Kovacs Standing in the Main metropolis, but Rose and Gladbach are no longer able to save this. The derby defeat after a large rotation, the BVB change and the cup-out. It is the formative events of the Gladbach crisis that give it a high level of emotionality. Events that exacerbated the already existing problems.
Because even before the announcement of the farewell to Rose, Borussia was playing massive dismantling – especially on the offensive and creating opportunities. In the 1-0 win against Werder Bremen in mid-January, the expected goals value was only 0.65 (Bremen: 0.85), in the 4-2 win against BVB, three goals according to standards and a gift from Roman Bürki were given The decisive factor, in the 3-2 win against Bayern, it was the real problem area for the Gladbach team – namely the efficiency of making three goals out of three chances.