Gladbach hope to keep winning edge
– Borussia Moenchengladbach hope the international break has not slowed their momentum as they prepare to face Union Berlin today after their surprise run to the top of the Bundesliga.
Gladbach are enjoying their best season since they last won the Bundesliga title in 1977 and have won eight of their 11 games so far. They are top on 25 points, four ahead of RB Leipzig and champions Bayern Munich, and travel to Berlin today as the league resumes.
Key to the Foals’ success so far has been their extremely solid and disciplined backline that has let in just 11 goals, fewer than any other title rival, and a prolific frontline that includes revelation Marcus Thuram.
The 22-year-old son of French World Cup winner Lilian Thuram has so far netted five times and set up another five goals in his first Bundesliga season, with Gladbach boasting the second best goal tally having netted more than two goals per game.
Added to the recipe is new coach Marco Rose’s tactical nous that has given Gladbach a winning edge and growing confidence.
“I don’t think the international break will slow us down,” said Gladbach defender Oscar Wendt (pictured). “But it is correct to say that before it we were in fine form and no one would have minded playing on.
“But the break was good for us. Those without a break come back with a lot of confidence from the Euro qualifiers. So I am convinced that we will pick up in