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A striker without driving – News Sport: Fussball

As Mönchengladbach on Saturday in Bremen 3: 1 wins and consolidates Table 2, Yann is the summer in goal. In front of him defend Michael Lang and Nico Elvedi, from the 68th minute Denis Zakaria increases the Swiss fraction to a quartet. There is even a fifth countryman: Josip Drmic. But the 26-year-old striker has not even allowed to travel to northern Germany.

In July, the club Alassane Plea of ​​OGC Nice had come to the Lower Rhine. The 25-year-old Frenchman, three-hour painter against Werder, has already scored eight goals this season. The Belgian Thorgan Hazard follows him with seven. And Drmic? Has not received any other appointment time.

And it does not look like he would get another run-off on Borussia – on match days he has a regular seat on the rack. He has never done that since the beginning of the season, even when Dieter Hecking could not play Plea in the Cup against Leverkusen because of injury.

Again, no troops from Petkovic

Since moving from FC Zurich, Drmic has made 102 appearances in the Bundesliga in Nuremberg, Mönchengladbach, Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburger SV, who scored 29 goals, overcoming grave injuries like the two cartilage injuries that struck him from March 2016 15 months to break and make EM participation in France impossible.

But he went up again, went to Russia this summer with the World Cup in Russia and in 2-2 in the last group match against Costa Rica he made a goal. It was his tenth in his 31st international match. Hans 32. and so far last followed in the second round against Sweden. Since then he has missed four times, against England, Belgium and twice against Iceland. And if Switzerland are testing against Qatar on Wednesday and getting Belgium in the last group match in the Nations League on Sunday, Drmic does not hear the squad again.

Eberl's announcement in May

In May, sports director Max Eberl reported, telling the player that the future in Monchengladbach could be difficult. Borussia wanted to give him in the summer, hoping to take charge of the striker, of course, for ten million euros from Leverkusen.

But there was no offer that Drmic thought about: "There was nothing fitting." So he decided: "I will stay at Mönchengladbach." Eberl explains: "It's his decision that we obviously accept for a contract to end at the end of the current season. And we are following in full."

On the question of why Drmic has no chance of acting, he clearly gives a clear answer: "Because others are better right now." But when the winter transfer window opens, there may be a break in January.

Drmic will not be guilty until then. He not only rinses his daily routine in training, he reports, "I make extra units to keep fit." Even though he has not been public for several months, but at least on the outside he carries it with calm and mood: "I'm still alive and I will not lose the mood." (

Created: 13.11.2018, 16:37

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