Vote for Borussia’s Player of the Month for August
Tomáš Čvančara, Ko Itakura and Julian Weigl have been chosen as the nominees for Gladbach’s Player of the Month for August by the club and Cichon Personalmanagement. You can vote for your favourite now on the FohlenApp.
Who’s going to be Borussia’s first Player of the Month of the new season. The Foals kicked their DFB-Pokal campaign off with a decisive 7-0 win away to TuS Bersenbrück. Then came the spectacular 4-4 draw with FC Augsburg to get the Bundesliga season started. At the end of August, Gerardo Seoane’s side were defeated 3-0 by Bayer Leverkusen in their first home game of the season.
New arrival Tomáš Čvančara picked up the Player of the Match award in both of our first two games thanks to two braces. Ko Itakura scored his first Bundesliga goal against Augsburg and has stood out thanks to some solid defensive performances. Julian Weigl is also nominated, after impressing in all three games with his passing ability and his discipline when tackling.
Tomáš Čvančara: The new arrival scored four goals in his first two competitive games for the Foals, and was a shoo-in for the Player of the Month nomination as a result. Despite bagging a brace against TuS Bersenbrück, the striker wasn’t fully satisfied with his performance: “I had three other chances that I didn’t take.” The following week, the Czech kept up the momentum from the DFB-Pokal game; he doubled Gladbach’s lead when he made the score 2-0 and secured a late point for the Foals with a penalty in the dying seconds of the game.
Ko Itakura: In the 13th minute of the trip to Augsburg, the Japanese international leapt highest following the first corner of the game and headed the ball into the bottom left corner – his first ever Bundesliga goal. However, Itakura wasn’t just the first goalscorer of the season; he was also the most accurate passer. The defender was among our top three best passers in both games, with 92% and 89% of his passes finding their target against FC Augsburg and Bayer Leverkusen respectively.
Julian Weigl: The midfielder was a standout in the first few games not only because of his leadership, but also because of an excellent 73.3% challenge success rate. The vice captain proved his excellent passing ability in the first couple of Bundesliga games and was the Foals’ most accurate passer with 92.6%. He also covered the most ground (23.9 km) of any Gladbach player and was one of three outfield players league-wide to play every minute.