Florian Neuhaus celebrated his first goal of the season with a 1-1 draw in Mainz. One of the reasons for this: the national player has been abroad for weeks. After the match, he expressed his anger and criticized the club.
1: 1 at Mainz 05. The draw in Rheinheisen felt like a defeat for the players from Borussia Mönchengladbach. Until the 76th minute, Hütter’s team was leading 1-0, before Silvan Widmer scored the equalizer for the hosts, which he eventually deserved.
Gladbach’s opening goal in the first half was scored by a player who shouldn’t have been on the field at all: Florian Neuhaus.
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The national player was involved with injured Nico Elvede (28) – after less than ten minutes he was in place and put his team ahead.
“It was a great feeling for me,” Newhouse said of his goal after the game at DAZN. “It was the goal of the will,” he added, before considering his journalistic role on the bench. “It’s not that easy for me. I’ve built a lot here over three years. I’ve noticed for myself how fast you can go in professional football.
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Dann folgte die Spitze gegen den Verein: “Ich hätte mir vielleicht auch ein Stück weit mehr Rückendeckung vom Verein gewünscht. Aber das ist im Profifußball vielleicht so. Ich akzeptiere das weit. the team.”
Since the 0:1 match in Augsburg in mid-September, Neuhaus is no longer in the squad, in the last six league matches he has had only 132 minutes of playing time. Newcomer Kone (20) has now outpaced the 24-year-old and forms the double six with Denis Zakaria.
Expressions of Neuhaus’s displeasure were also directed against director Max Eberl. In an interview with “Bild” a month ago, the former Dusseldorf-based player made official: “This is competitive football! Now the well-known players have to put more pressure on again. We as a club have very ambitious expectations,” Gladbach’s sporting director said at the time. “We want them to compete.”
But what might encourage Neuhaus, regardless of his performance in Mainz, to return for more time soon, is the injured situation. With Nico Elvedi, the next player with a ligament injury in Borussia is threatening to walk out. Brill Embolo also had to leave before the break. Coach Hütter hopes it’s “just a muscular thing”.
Despite the staff’s tense state, Neuhaus was unwilling to accept the misery of injuries as an excuse for victory. “We stopped playing football in the second half. Mainz put more pressure in the second half. We already have more plans for the away game.”
With 15 points after 11 games, Borussia threatens to sink into the middle of the table. After the international rest period, the following three points are firmly planned. Gladbach then receives the bottom line without a win so far from Fürth. Maybe even with Florian Neuhaus in the starting line-up.