The atmosphere in Gladbach? After the derby shame last weekend at the low point!
With the fans, some of whom protested in front of the locker room immediately after the 1: 3 bankruptcy against 1. FC Köln. For the club managers who seem overwhelmed by the situation since the longtime manager Max Eberl (48) – who is also the club’s face, farewell. And also with the team, whose relationship with coach Adi Hütter (52) after sky Information has been corrupted for some time.
The relationship between players and coaches has been noticeably cooled in recent weeks. As sky learned, the Austrian’s work and appearance is now more and more a topic in the dressing room. The claims: No intensity in the training! Lack of sensitivity when dealing with players! No tactical variation!
Players do not feel properly prepared for games
Although Gladbach is not represented internationally this season and has only played this weekend since the DFB Cup defeat against second division team Hannover 96 (0: 3) in early January, the training intensity is at a low level. In addition, the training plan needs to be very predictable and many exercises just need to be repeated week after week. Many players do not feel challenged enough during the week and are not optimally physically prepared for the league matches. Gladbach rarely impressed for more than 90 minutes this season. Even in the last few weeks, where the foals scored ten points from four matches before the bankruptcy in Cologne, light and shadow alternated in their performances.
The fact that Hütter has little communication with his players and is more cool than emotionally charged in conversations also blurs the working mood in Borussia. Coach and team are not a real entity, the number of Hütters critics in the locker room has not dropped even after the medium-high. Many players have not forgotten how the coach spoke the leading player Florian Neuhaus (25) in front of the whole team right at the beginning of the season after the 4-1 defeat in Leverkusen. And: Countryman Neuhaus was not the only one who noticed Hütter’s style. The fact that the coach is never on the field during training for substitutes arouses anger among the reservists. It’s hard to impose when only the assistants are present in units – for Hütter makes his decisions alone anyway, so the tenor in the team.
Hütter system under criticism – future uncertain
Which parts of the team also look critical: the system. Hütter usually lets the team act with a chain of three – the orientation with which he was successful at his former club Eintracht Frankfurt. Gladbach’s squad is only partially designed for this system. Few center-backs, but a huge number of offensive stars. Hütter celebrated an exciting 5-0 victory over FC Bayern in the DFB Cup in October last year with a back three, which strengthened his system thinking. However, most players are not comfortable with that. Gladbach suffered the two 0: 6 claps against SC Freiburg and Borussia Dortmund with a three, two derby bankruptcies against 1. FC Köln (1: 4, 1: 3) and the embarrassing cup final in Hanover.
Gladbach and Hütter in April 2022: What began last summer with a high transfer fee of 7.5 million euros and high expectations threatens to be a huge disappointment. Although new sports director Roland Virkus (55) recently stressed that he would like to start the new season with Hütter, the coach’s future is uncertain.
Even more insecure than ever after the dark Derby night. Even leaders would be after sky Information is no longer surprising if the club wants to start the upcoming season with a new coach.
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