After a torn muscle fiber: Gladbach's Plea before a lightning comeback
Borussia Mönchengladbach's Alassane Plea has started running again after tearing a muscle fiber. The Frenchman is hoping for a comeback after the international break.
Borussia Mönchengladbach is struggling with injury concerns. The week-long failures of Florian Neuhaus, Ko Itakura and Hannes Wolf don't exactly make life easier for coach Daniel Farke. The foals are all the more pleased that attacker Alassane Plea will soon be available again.
Almost three weeks ago in the game against Mainz 05 the striker suffered a torn muscle fiber in the adductor area. Meanwhile, the reports Picture-newspaper, Plea has started running again and is hoping for a comeback after the international break.
"The pain is gone, it's going very well again. Maybe it'll work again against Bremen, but hopefully definitely against Cologne!", The 29-year-old told the tabloid.
Before his injury, Plea had started each of Gladbach's five Bundesliga matches, scoring one goal and collecting two assists. In the 0-0 draw against SC Freiburg and the 3-0 win against RB Leipzig, captain Lars Stindl replaced the French in the starting line-up.
Will Plea move from France to Mali national team?
Most recently, the right footer had the announcement caused a stir, possibly changing federations and wanting to play for the Malian instead of the French national team in the future. Plea, who has dual citizenship, has made one appearance for the Equipe Tricolore in his career - in a 2018 friendly against Uruguay. Since he has not yet appeared in a competitive game for France, a change of association is possible at any time.
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