Max Wober is yet to win a league match since joining Gladbach on loan from Leeds United this summer and he struggled again on Sunday – with German media claiming he was made to “look old”, getting 4.5.
In the summer, many left us on loan. But there were question marks – why Wober joined Gladbach. Marc Roca, Robin Koch, Brenden Aaronson, Diego Llorente, Rasmus Kristensen; joining teams in Europe. Fair.
Even Luis Sinisterra and Jack Harrison – the Premier League has a bigger lure than anywhere. But to go to Gladbach, a team in Germany that will likely be in the bottom third of an 18-club division – why?
Well, it doesn’t seem to be going great in Germany for Wober. No wins in four league games, the last of which was Sunday’s 3-3 draw with Darmstadt. Wober struggled – after a solid showing against Bayern.
Gladbach Live report that Wober was poor on Sunday. They say Darmstadt’s Tim Skarke made Wober “look old”, giving the Austria international a rating of 4.5. Another frustrating result for Wober’s side.
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“Offensively without accents, defensively Skarke always made him look old. Significantly weaker after a good game against Bayern in Darmstadt,” Gladbach Live reported on Sunday evening, after the draw.
German media say Wober made to look old, Leeds man struggles
Leeds are hardly missing Wober, either. Joe Rodon has come in on the right of central defence and is starring for Leeds, on loan from Tottenham. On the left, Pascal Struijk has made a brilliant start.
We no longer need Wober. Yes, of course, if we gain promotion and he wants a return then it is one to consider. But as things stand, and especially if we sign Joe Rodon permanently, is Wober needed? No.