Monchengladbach In their first 14 league games; Borussia scored just two goals from dead balls and have since scored four goals in four games in this way. A correct explanation is also difficult for coach Adi Hütter – but he mentions the decisive aspect of standards.
Jonas Hofmann scored more goals for Borussia in the first half of the season than ever before in a full season. But the seven goals were not accompanied by a single assist – which was also due to the national player’s corners not being centered and used as successfully as they were the previous year. In 2020/21; Borussia scored a total of eight times after 175 corners; a very good score. In 2021/22; only Turn 82 led to success.
Before that; Hofmann had clearly kicked the most at 52. broke the spell Patrick Herrman in the 1-1 draw against TSG Hoffenheim in the last game before Christmas; Breel Embolus completed. Luca Netz continued the positive trend in the 2-1 win against FC Bayern by finding the head of Stefan Lainer. Only 81 corners without a goal; now two hits in eight attempts. “I have been in football for a long time. Sometimes it is difficult to explain why it works; because we train a lot both offensively and defensively;” says Adi Hütter.
Until the game at VfL Wolfsburg Borussia had to wait for a goal after a stationary ball; Embolo scored via Hofmann and Denis Zakaria. Hofmann scored the only other standard goal until mid-December when VfB Stuttgart didn’t clean a corner well and he potted the ball from a difficult angle.
At 0:6 against the sc freiburg standards were an issue at the back then; Borussia catching four goals from corners and free kicks. After that Gladbach only swallowed RB Leipzig a goal from a dead ball; but started a four-game run with a set piece over Ramy Bensebaini. In return for Eintracht Frankfurt he sank; as before in the DFB-Pokal; also the first penalty in the competition after Lars Stindl had missed twice.
The coach wants to prevent his team from thinking too much about the subject during the match. “Sometimes it’s good to just walk away from it and try to focus on shooting the scenery pieces. In the end it doesn’t help if the walkways are good; but the standards aren’t shot well enough;” says Hütter.
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