Seoane ahead of #BMGTSG: “The focus is fully on Saturday”
Head coach Gerardo Seoane answered journalists’ questions ahead of the Foals’ Bundesliga game against TSG Hoffenheim on Saturday (15:30 CET). Here are his most important quotes.
Nico Elvedi and Fabio Chiarodia were the first Borussia players in action for their respective national teams during the international break on Wednesday. Chiarodia and the Italy U19 national team enjoyed a successful start to their European Championships qualifying campaign as they secured a thumping win against Liechtenstein, whilst Nico Elvedi watched on from the bench as Switzerland missed out on the opportunity to secure qualification for EURO 2024.
Nico Elvedi was an unused substitute for Switzerland in their European Championships qualifier against Israel, which was played in Hungary. Borussia’s defender watched on as his national team narrowly missed out on securing qualification for the Euros. FC Augsburg’s Ruben Vargas initially put Switzerland ahead in the 36th minute, but Israel levelled things up in the 88th minute through Shon Weissmann. Mainz’s Fernandes was then shown a red card in injury time (90+4’). Following this draw, Switzerland are joint-top of Group I alongside Romania with 16 points from eight games. Elvedi & Co. are next in action on Saturday (20:45 CET) when they take on Kosovo.
Fabio Chiarodia (Photo: IMAGO/Nordphoto Kokenge) and the Italy U19 national team started their European Championships qualifying campaign with a win over Liechtenstein on Wednesday. Italy ran out as 7-0 winners and went top of Group 4 as a result. Gladbach’s defender played the full 90 minutes. Mannini (9’), Vacca (19’), Anghelè (57’, 68’, 84’), Lipani (64’) and Amey (66’) all scored for the Azzuri’s youth side. Italy’s next game is against Switzerland on Saturday (13:00 CET).