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Glasner praises Lenz, assumes Frankfurt will sign a replacement for Kostic

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Speaking after Frankfurt's defeat to Real Madrid last night, head coach Oliver Glasner found praise for Christopher Lenz and said he assumes that a replacement for Filip Kostic will arrive in the near future.
Oliver Glasner.
Oliver Glasner.
Eintracht Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner praised Christopher Lenz following his side's 2-0 defeat against Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup last night.

With Filip Kostic left out of the squad because of his impending move to Juventus, Lenz was thrown in on the left side of defence, and Glasner was pleased with what he saw from the former Union Berlin player.

"Lenz did very well today. Because he was injured a lot last season, he didn't play much. For that reason, it was a good performance from him. He was very defensively sound, always made himself available and put a great cross in behind the defence in the first half," Glasner told reporters after the game.

But since Lenz will not be able to replace Kostic on his own, Frankfurt are looking to bring in another left-footed wide player.

"I assume that there will be an external addition to the squad, because Lenz can not play 22 games over 90 minutes and we have no other left-footed player for the position," said Glasner and added that he expects that "something will happen relatively soon" on the arrival side.

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