Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 5-1 victory over TSG Hoffenheim was coach Adi Hütter’s last match. He then announced his departure.
Adi Hütter caused a sensation after the season finale at Borussia Park: “Today was my last match. We mutually agreed,” said the Austrian after the 5-1 (3-1) victory against TSG Hoffenheim on the last day of play sky.
“We will not present the coach tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. You must have a fair amount of patience,” Vice President Rainer Bonhof said on Saturday. table football. Candidates should, however, include former Gladbach coach Lucien Favre (64), who had worked in Borussia from 2011 to 2015.
According to Hütter, this was preceded by intensive discussions with those responsible for the club. There had already been reports in the media of an impending separation. The five-time German champion had clearly missed the Europa Cup series under Hütter. “I can only thank the club for their openness, honesty and clarity,” he said.
Apparently, the experienced football coach at Borussia Park was no longer trusted. Sports director Roland Virkus had avoided a clear commitment to Hütter before the match against Hoffenheim. The outgoing trainer himself had repeatedly pointed out that he had a valid contract with the foals until 2024.
“Our task now is to draw the conclusions from the processing of the season and to initiate appropriate measures to prepare for the new season in a new constellation at the end of June,” says Virkus.
The hunt for a replacement is probably already in full swing at Borussia. The Gladbachers could not live up to the high expectations under Hütter, and that did not change the 5-0 cup triumph against Bayern Munich. One of the few big victories for the Austrian coach. After the Hoffenheim match, Hütter and the whole team posed for a farewell picture in front of the fans – a symbolic scene.
Gladbach – Hoffenheim: Schützenfest after an early deficit
On Saturday, he saw a sportingly meaningless victory. Lars Stindl (26 ‘), Alassane Plea (44’, penalty kick), Jonas Hofmann (45 ‘+ 1/68’) and Breel Embolo (53 ‘) turned the match around for Gladbach. Before that, Andrej Kramaric (3rd) had scored early for Hoffenheim.
In Gladbach, the relationship between Hütter and parts of the team had been difficult for a while. On Friday, for the first time, there were concrete signs that the collaboration would soon end.
Immediately after the kick-off, the team seemed to provide new fuel for this theory. Two minutes and 33 seconds were played before the visitors easily combined to make it 1-0, and Kramaric pressed freely from close range. The stadium first saw a Borussia run behind.
However, TSG’s defensive performance looked more and more like summer football. First, Stindl’s equalization preceded several errors, then Hoffenheim’s defense chief Kevin Vogt made an almost clumsy error on Embolo, Plea converted the penalty kick safely.
Before the break, Hofmann came over Oliver Baumann from a narrow angle, shortly after the restart, Embolo appeared alone in front of the TSG goalkeeper and converted with a lob.
Mönchengladbach enjoyed – along with the audience – the game, while Hoffenheim lacked drive given the clear position.
Borussia Mönchengladbach – TSG Hoffenheim: The votes
Adi Hütter (coach of Borussia Mönchengladbach): “We came to the conclusion that we would part amicably. Everyone will go their own way, it was my last fight. We made the final decision last Friday, it was very good, respectful discussions, with strong content. We looked, where the reasons are that it did not succeed.It’s a pity I’m sorry we could not live up to expectations.There is not one reason for it, there are many things.When I came here was from day one. “Not everything was easy, the situation with Max Eberl hit me too, so there were a lot of injuries and hard defeats. All that contributed to the decision. I am the last to say: It is not my fault. I am responsible for the sport.”
Sebastian Hoeness (TSG Hoffenheim coach): “I’m extremely disappointed and frustrated. We just gave the match away. We came here with the last squad, but I saw a team during the week that trained well and had energy. They confirmed it over 40 minutes today, but the goals Admittedly, was sometimes hard to explain. The result overshadows a season that was very good for two-thirds of the year. We played attractive and successful football there. We must now analyze that. “
Borussia Mönchengladbach – TSG Hoffenheim: The line-ups
Mönchengladbach: Sommer – Lainer (74. Scally), Friedrich (80. Ginter), Bensebaini, Netz – Kone, Neuhaus – Hofmann (80. Kramer), Stindl (74. Herrmann), Plea – Embolo (63. Thuram). – Coach: Hütter
Hoffenheim: Baumann – Akpoguma (86. Bicakcic), Vogt, Posch – Skov (64. Rudy), Samassekou (64. Che), Raum – Baumgartner, Stiller (86. Tohumcu) – Kramaric, Bruun Larsen (64. Proschwitz). – Coach: Hoeness
Judging: Harm Osmers (Hannover)
Porte: 0: 1 Kramaric (3rd), 2: 1 Pleasure (44th, penalty kick), 3: 1 Hofmann (45th + 1st), 4: 1 Embolo (53rd), 5: 1 Hofmann (68th)