Gladbach continues to stumble – an analysis of the situation
The Cup defeat in Hannover has brought the question of coach Adi Hütter’s future into focus. The Austrian himself is not trembling for his job. A turnaround is needed against Union Berlin
Adi Hütter tried to explain what cannot be explained. This 0:3 defeat at the twelfth-placed team in the 2nd division. An embarrassment whose occurrence must put the entire club in a state of high alert. “It is a great disappointment how we performed,” said Gladbach’s coach after the cup defeat at Hannover 96. “We didn’t come up with much. We made the wrong decisions, lost the important duels and played too slowly in transition situations when we were outnumbered. I am angry that we were eliminated.”
A huge chance in the cup competition thrown away, a relegation battle in the league – things are now getting very tight for Hütter. In the first season under the Austrian, a total crash is looming. On Wednesday evening, it was mercilessly revealed how serious the situation is for this Borussia team. Relegation is no longer an unrealistic scenario, no matter how often the quality of the squad is pointed out.
Since the interim high in autumn with 14 points from seven games and the spectacular 5:0 triumph in the cup against FC Bayern, the team has been in free fall. They have lost six of their last eight competitive matches. Only at the start of the second half of the season did the Foals record a victory, 2:1 in Munich. A flash in the pan, as the subsequent defeats at home against Leverkusen (1:2) and in Hannover show.