New signing Alassane Plea was officially unveiled on Sunday as he took part in his first press conference as a Borussia player. The 25-year-old Frenchman, sporting director Max Eberl and head coach Dieter Hecking reveal what went in to making the move go through.
Thorgan Hazard and the Belgian national team will be leaving Russia with bronze medals in the bag after having beaten England 2-0 in the third-place playoff.
Borussia’s second friendly in as many days also ended in victory. Dieter Hecking’s side strolled to a 4-0 win over Regionalliga Nord side SC Weiche Flensburg.
Borussia Mönchengladbach have signed Alassane Plea from OGC Nice. The 25-year-old striker has put pen to paper on a five-year-deal with the Foals.
The Foals recorded a 2-0 victory against Regionalliga side VfB Lübeck in their first pre-season friendly. Keanan Bennetts and Christoph Kramer found the net.
Jannik Vestergaard has left Borussia after two years with the club. The 25-year-old defender has joined Premier League side Southampton FC.
After two weeks’ training, the Fohlenelf now face their first two friendlies of the pre-season: Tomorrow (Friday), the team will face Regional League side VfB Lübeck, then they will come up against SC Weiche Flensburg the following day.
The German Football League (DFL) announced the official schedule for the first six Bundesliga matchdays on Wednesday morning. Borussia’s first two home games of the new season – against Bayer 04 Leverkusen and then FC Schalke 04 – will be the Bundesliga’s Saturday night showpiece.
Thorgan Hazard and the Belgium national team’s World Cup dream came to an end on Tuesday night as they were beaten 1-0 by neighbours France in St. Petersburg.
Die Fohlen started their second week of training this week. The players who have been involved in the World Cup will join up with the rest of the team in two to three weeks, after they return from their holidays.