Sporting Manager Max Eberl has revealed That the club’s players have made a generous offer to Assist the club to deal with the pandemic
Borussia Monchengladbach players have offered to forego their wages to help the club cover their staff throughout the coronavirus crisis.
The Bundesliga, such as nearly all leagues throughout the world, is suspended as a result of the outbreak of Covid-19.
In an attempt to make sure the club can continue to cover employees, Gladbach’s players have come forward with a generous suggestion.
“I didn’t need to explain much [to the players],” Gladbach’s sporting director Max Eberl stated in a meeting with the club’s official site.
“The players know what is happening. It is their job, they’ve informed themselves and thought about it.
“The group has offered to forego wages if it can help the club and its workers.”
Asked if it was a proposal, that the club was planning to react to, Eberl responded: “Yes. I am quite pleased with the boys.
They wish to give back something to Borussia and for that reason also to all of the fans who support us.
The teams in Germany’s top-flight happen to be losing earnings but Gladbach managing director Stephan Scheppers say they’re determined to finish the season to minimise losses, even though audiences have to be excluded.
“In order to prevent a massive financial hit,” he explained, “the attempts of the league and clubs are aimed at ending the current season to be able to secure TV revenue and sponsorship money.
“This is only going to work if there’s an overall dedication and willingness to do so. The willingness to play in this scenario even without fans, since it is hardly realistic to hope that matches with audiences will be happening in the next few weeks.
“All of us agree: Bundesliga soccer without fans isn’t what we need, but for the next few weeks and months we must realise that just a continuation of the Bundesliga matches – without audiences – will allow many clubs to survive economically.”
There have been 13,632 confirmed instances of coronavirus in Germany, with 33 people having expired.