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Herrmann talks all things Monchengladbach

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The Borussia Monchengladbach footballer, Patrick Herrmann, spoke about the upcoming derby against Koln and his excitement for the Europa League.

With the international break over, teams around the world are getting ready to return to play in their national leagues.

And Borussia Monchengladbach player Patrick Herrmann talked about the upcoming match against Koln and the UEFA Europa League.

“No way! For me, the derby is still a big occasion and will always be! Of course, after a season without a Rhein Derby, the excitement for it is even greater than usual,” he told the club’s official website.

“Of the previous nine derbies I’ve been in, we have won six. Two ended as a draw, and we only lost one. Of course, that loss was in our most recent encounter, but I still believe that the overall record is still very impressive.”

He added: “My first game in the first team was a derby against Köln. That must have been in 2010, and that game ended 1-1. I have incredible memories of another game at Köln as well.”

“Michael Frontzeck was the trainer back then and we won the match 4-0 away under the floodlights in a real rainstorm. I still remember how we celebrated by sliding on the grass in front of our fans.”

Herrmann also spoke about the Europa League: “Being allowed to play at this level again after two years without European football is just great.”

“I still get goosebumps when I remember moments like when more than 10,000 fans came with us to Rome for the game against Lazio. Even though we came away with nothing from that particular journey, it is an experience that I’ll never forget.”