Borussia Mönchengladbach: Nico Elvedi explains his fitness secret – Bundesliga

At least this Swiss remains loyal to Gladbach…

While there are still transfer rumors involving Yann Sommer (33, Nice) and Breel Embolo (25, Monaco), Nico Elvedi (25) is fully focused on his eighth season in the colt jersey.

Elvedi on the training ground in Rottach-Egern: “I feel extremely comfortable at Borussia, I’ve made a lot of friends, the fans are amazing, it fits. I’m looking forward to the new season and I want to make a good preparation.”

How do you assess a possible departure of your Swiss teammates Sommer or Embolo?

Elvedy: “You don’t really talk about these things. Of course I would like both of them to stay here, but football is one of those things that comes and goes. But it would be nice if they participated in the season with us. But in football you never know what’s going to happen.”

The defender still needs two Bundesliga games to break the mark of 200 first division appearances. One of the reasons why he has already played so many matches at the age of 25: the Swiss hardly gets injured!

Elvedi explains her fitness secret like this: “I definitely have good muscles. I am already someone who seeks to have a good preparation before training. So that I don’t start training cold, but that I mobilize well before. And after training, I take the time to regenerate. Also, I’m someone who takes good care of my diet and I think that’s a bit of a secret to my rare injuries.”

One thing is clear: Elvedi, who has been indispensable in Borussia’s defense in recent years, also wants to shine as a reference player this season.

The Swiss: “Of course I have gained a lot of experience in the last seven years. I’m 25 now and you can ask me a little bit to pick up that thing back there. I want to help my teammates feel good. You can ask for that.

One of his goals: stop the avalanche of goals conceded last season and finally defend compactly at the back.

Elvedi: “It’s hard to say where the problem was last season. I think we didn’t defend as well as a team. Not only the defense and the goalkeeper conceded all the goals, but the whole team. We have to improve on that. Our new coach has already addressed the issue of goals conceded and will work on it with us. I am convinced that things will go better next season.”


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