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New position for Patrick Herrmann?

By Rune Gjerulff

Gladbach's new coach, Marco Rose, plans to use Patrick Herrmann as a striker - and the 28-year-old is excited about his new role.

Patrick Herrmann.
Patrick Herrmann.Photo: Borussia Mönchengladbach

The 2018/19 season was in many ways a campaign to forget for Patrick Herrmann who just started 10 league matches.

"It wasn't easy for me in the past. Especially in last season when I wasn't even in the squad at times," the winger recently admitted in an interview with Sport Bild.

But after Marco Rose has replaced Dieter Hecking as coach, things are looking a lot brighter for the 28-year-old winger. During pre-season, Herrmann has been tested out at the striker position, and he's open to a new role.

"I'm really excited about that. I used to play as a striker when I was youngster. The position suits me with the way we want to play now. It's about winning the ball early and making runs in behind for me. I really enjoy that," he said.

According to Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl, Herrmann could still get to play on the wing at times as the club plan to use different formations under Marco Rose.

"With his speed, ability to run in behind and aggressiveness towards the ball, Patrick can be an important factor for us. But we don't just want to use one system. We want to be flexible. He's also very valuable to us as a winger," Eberl told Sport Bild.

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