Gladbach defender Jordan Beyer has admitted his start to the season has exceeded his expectations.
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Jordan Beyer was actually supposed to head to Bremen on loan during the summer transfer window. But when Stefan Lainer sustained a long-term injury, the 21-year-old had to stay at Gladbach.
Since then, the 21-year-old has emerged as a regular starter under Gladbach coach Adi Hütter and was recently called up to the German U21 national team for the first time since 2019.
In an interview with Kicker, Beyer has reflected on the way things have suddenly changed for the better for him.
"I was almost in Bremen and actually only stayed because of Stefan Lainer's injury. I thought it was going to be another pretty tough season for me. I'm very happy that things have gone so well recently. Everything looked every different two months ago," said Beyer and added:
"Adi Hütter plays a big role because he gives me the confidence to be able to bring my qualities onto the pitch. I'm very grateful for that. After last season, when things didn't go well, it has been very liberating to be on the pitch so early in the season. It gives me a good feeling. Now that I've played four times, I hope it continues like this.
"I no longer had the U21s in mind. The call-up came as a surprise since I no longer expected that playing for the U21s would be an option for me. That's the icing on the cake."
Depending on how the season unfolds, Beyer could extend his contract with Gladbach, which expires at the end of the season.
"I'm just concentrating on the here and now. My contract runs until the end of the season. We'll see what Gladbach's plans are and what my situation looks like until then," said the 21-year-old.