The Borussia fans have spoken: Denis Zakaria is your August Player of the Month. The midfielder prevailed against Breel Embolo, Yann Sommer and Stefan Lainer in a poll on the Borussia app.
Denis Zakaria bagged the first award of the new season as ‘August Player of the Month’, voted for by 37% of fans on the FohlenApp. Breel Embolo was second with 28%, followed by Yann Sommer (18%) and Stefan Lainer (17%).
Man of the Match against Mainz
Zakaria also won the Man of the Match award in Gladbach’s 3-1 victory over 1.FSV Mainz 05 with 27% of the vote and was subsequently nominated for Player of the Month. The 22-year-old played as the sole defensive midfielder in a diamond formation for the second time against Mainz, and again put in a good performance. He defended well with his pace and strong tackling and also initiated a number of attacking moves. His excellent display has now been rewarded by the fans.