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Alassane Plea will be ready to face Inter, assures Gladbach coach Marco Rose

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Gladbach coach Marco Rose has assured that Alassane Pléa will be ready to face Inter in the Champions League on Wednesday after the striker missed Saturday's Bundesliga clash with Wolfsburg due to the birth of his first child.
Alassane Plea.
Alassane Plea.Photo: Borussia Mönchengladbach
Borussia Mönchengladbach coach Marco Rose has guaranteed that Alassane Plea will be ready to feature in Wednesday's Champions League clash with Inter.

After missing Saturday's 1-1 draw with Wolfsburg due to the birth of his first child, the 27-year-old will come back into the squad for his side's Champions League opener.

"The baby has come, and I'm convinced that 'Lasso' will not take a year of maternity leave. Therefore, I'm sure that he will play against Inter on Wednesday," Gladbach coach Marco Rose told Bild.

"'Lasso' will surely be highly motivated for the game, having just had a baby," he added.

Plea's return will be a boost for Gladbach, especially since his fellow strikers Marcus Thuram and Breel Embolo are still trying to get up to full speed after injury layoffs.

On Saturday, Thuram suffered from cramps in the final phase of the game while Embolo was taken off after 69 minutes.

"Marcus isn't where we want him to be yet. And Breel was exhausted and had run out of energy," said Rose.

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