Gladbach's Lainer is made for Roses football | waz.de 2

Gladbach's Lainer is made for Roses football | waz.de

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Gladbach's new recruit, Stefan Lainer, is convincing all along the line. The favorite player of the coach is the impeller, the fighter and even the scorer.

Stefan Lainer has received a long-term confidence from Borussia Mönchengladbach. When the defender, this summer, went to the Lower Rhine for about 12 million euros transfer from the Austrian double winner Red Bull Salzburg, he was tied with the Bundesliga football club with a five-year contract. His value to the team left Lainer, who celebrated his 27th birthday on Tuesday, but was recognized in the first three competitive games of the season: The right back sprinted. Labouré. He resolutely threw himself into the duels. And at the same time convinced by an offensive desire, which earned him his first goal in German professional football during the second match day of the 3-1 win at Mainz.

First door for Lainer

Florian Neuhaus had a free kick shot to the left, László Bénes raised the ball in the air and Alassane Pléa beat the Mainzer Alexander Hack when Lainer suddenly tried his luck. The Austrian international has not hesitated for a long time, has stormed the ball, sank them forcefully for the interim equalizer in goals. Lainer clasped his right hand in a fist, lifted it up and let himself be embraced by his teammates. Gladbach celebrated the end of the first trio of the young season.

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"It was a very cool feeling," said Lainer, who took off his jersey with him, where he should occupy "a special place," he assures. "It was a highlight of my career – it was a special goal because you came to the German Bundesliga with such a great club."

The fact that the Austrians played so fast in Borussia in the foreground is certainly also due to his coach. Like Lainer, Marco Rose (42) arrived in Gladbach from Salzburg this summer. Lainer followed it as Borussia's first entry for the new season. Both of them have known each other since time together, Lainer should be a dream player of the coach. Of course, this gives the defender some advantages: he knows exactly what Rose wants to see, how he should behave in the high-press and back-pressure system. He brings with his bite and his dynamics a way of playing on the court, which seems tailor-made for the football Rose. "I feel very comfortable in Gladbach," he says. "I think our team is also in good shape, we are improving and we are improving physically."

Lang talks to Werder

The Swiss back Michael Lang (28), meanwhile, had already brought FC Basel 2.8 million euros Borussia 2018, which has not yet used this season. He is currently looking for another club. According to the portal "Deichstube", he should be transferred to the rival league, Werder Bremen, in the center. "There were interested parties all the time," Gladbach sports director Max Eberl said Wednesday. "We are waiting to see what will happen until September 2. We want Michael to find a good solution for himself, and otherwise Michael is a full member of our team." For Borussia Lang would not be the first choice. Because under Rose Lainer is also in Gladbach the regular player, he was previously in Salzburg.

The two men meet Friday (20.30 / DAZN) at home against RB Leipzig, at least indirectly with their former employer, namely a sister club of the beverage manufacturer. Lainer must be ready for the challenge. He expects "a very strong opponent of very high quality". Gladbach now has an excellent fighter in the team, who turns out to be Borussia's new driver in the last four.