After three competitive games without a win, Borussia Mönchengladbach is visiting 1. FC Union Berlin on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 3:30 p.m.). The club from the capital has had a strong season so far and greeted them from the top of the table after eleven match days. Head coach Daniel Farke still has good chances of something countable.
"We've already played twice this season for the leaders of the table and both came out with good results," explained the trainer at the press conference on Friday. "We travel to Berlin with a lot of respect, but we also know that we have a good team that is capable of scoring points, no matter where we play." Union Berlin has worked its way up the table in recent years, praised Farke. "You can only pay a huge compliment to Urs Fischer and Oliver Ruhnert, who have continued to develop the club with consistency and calm." Mentality, strength of character and will are trademarks of the irons, who "have a high quality".
In the current "somewhat difficult phase with the many injuries" it is important for his team to grit their teeth, stand together and fight for every point, emphasized the Gladbach coach. "If everything is right for us and everyone is fit, we are quite capable of stringing together a lot of good results. If everything isn't right, we're not quite able to do that. You have to be honest about that."
TW: Tobias Sippel - The 34-year-old reserve keeper is again between the posts. RV: Joe Scally - The young American is firmly planned for the right-back position. IV: Marvin Friedrich - Last January, the central defender changed for 5.5 Million euros transfer from Union Berlin to Mönchengladbach.IV: Nico Elvedi - Should the Swiss not be enough for the starting XI, Ramy Bensebaini could move into the center of defense from the left. In this case, Luca Netz starts as a left-back.LV: Ramy Bensebaini - The Algerian national player, whose contract expires at the end of the season, was recently brought back into contact with Borussia Dortmund.ZM: Julian Weigl - The new signing is set in central midfield.ZM: Christoph Kramer - The world champion is expected to play a little more defensively and take over the Koné position.RA: Nathan Ngoumou - In addition to the new signing, Patrick Herrmann is also an option for the right winger. OM: Lars Stindl - The captain, on the last day as a right winger called up, moves to the tenth position.LA: Alassane Plea - In the offensive row of three, Plea takes over the left side.MS: Marcus Thuram - The place in the center of attack is reserved for the Foals' top scorer.
Farke is expected to stick to the 4-2-3-1 system against Union Berlin as well.
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This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Gladbach line-up vs. Union Berlin.