Lukas Klünter had to answer the question. It was a look in his face. When he was asked about his origin, the tightened features of his face, the dilated pupils, and everything shone. Luke Klünter is Cologne. Football-wise Mönchengladbach is for a Cologne, something like the limbo, and this afternoon Hertha BSC, the new employer of Luke Klünter had covered, the limbo with a big fat layer of ice. Herthas rights defenders said that it was for him as a Cologne of course "a bit Special". His face said something else.
Actually, could the 22-Year-old is no better starting eleven debut for the Berlin soccer Bundesliga wish – except that he have to wait so long had it. In the summer, is Klünter for two million euros from the Relegated 1. FC Cologne-Hertha BSC changed. Once he had seen since then in the Bundesliga for his new club play in the third round in Wolfsburg, Germany, came on as a substitute in the 90th minute. Minute. In the Cup against Bayern, he was on last Wednesday, 38 minutes involved, and now, on Saturday, the 3:0 against second-placed Borussia Mönchengladbach, for the first Time, from the beginning, and over the full distance. "He comes from nowhere and shows a huge performance," said Herthas coach Pal Dardai.
To the truth, however, that Klünter – needed just like the whole team – for a while. In the first 20 minutes was him noted that he had not long played. In the second half of the last season, even when 1. FC Köln, was Klünter been only a substitute. Time he underestimated a pass, a Ball jumped him too far from the foot. But he was not deterred. "I wanted to positively go to the case. I had nothing to lose, because I've waited so long,“ he said. "I'm pleased so far. It was a first step.“
The new arrival was only the number three out of three potential rights defenders. However, because veteran Peter Pekarik is injured and Valentino Lazaro was missing in Mönchengladbach because of his fifth Yellow card, past Klünter no way. The question is what happens next weekend, when Lazaro is available again. Against Bayern both played together on the right side: Lazaro in the four chain, Klünter a line in front of it in the attacking three in a row.
thanks to its extraordinary speed, can Klünter be a weapon, both the back and the front. In Gladbach which was to be seen, especially in the second half, as the hosts tightened their offensive efforts, and the Berliners this huge space offered, the Klünter in the blinking stretched through. At the end, for him, 36 Sprints were counted – by far the most of all the players on the court.More about
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"it's amazing what the run is," said Rainer Widmayer, the Co-coach Pal Dardai. "Like Forrest Gump." So how in the 30. Minute as it started Salomon Kalou in the Gladbach penalty area with three players. Klünter, he moved to the right side, a short Sprint into free space and away attracted Oscar Wendt from Kalou. The Ivorians put the Ball on the left foot and perfect for 1:0. The Assist to Kalous terrific individual performance as a result of Luke Klünter, even if he will not appear in any statistics.