Jonas Hofmann has denied rumors of conflicts between coach Marco Rose and the team. “You heard so much nonsense what was being said,” said the Borussia Mönchengladbach winger on Monday at “kicker meets DAZN”. “That there would have been verbal attacks, what do I know, what. That is something of a lie.”
Borussia sports director Max Eberl had previously complained of “lies” that had been spread about alleged disputes between Rose and players in the cabin. Also, contrary to what some media reported, there was no meeting with the team council in which it demanded the separation from Rose. “I’m shocked at how dull and stupid you perceive something like that,” said Eberl.
Rose had made use of his release clause a week ago. For the fixed transfer fee of five million euros, the 44-year-old moves from the Lower Rhine to Borussia Dortmund in the summer. He led Gladbach into the Champions League in his first season and reached the round of 16 straight away with the foals. Several fans had criticized Rose on the Internet for his decision and demanded his immediate leave of absence.
Hofmann: “Marco didn’t break any rules”
For Hofmann completely incomprehensible. Rather, the 28-year-old has great respect for his coach’s “life decision”: “Of course there are some who are a bit disappointed about it because we would have liked to continue on the same path. But according to his contract, Marco didn’t break any rules”, said the midfielder.
Rumors that Gladbach would split up with Rose prematurely make Hofmann angry: “It’s extremely annoying when such lies are spread. Without a single line of it being true.” It does “nothing at all” to deal with it, explained Hofmann: “We are now playing against Manchester City. If you think about the change of coach, something is going wrong.”