Thanks to Yann Sommer’s winter switch to FC Bayern, Jonas Omlin has landed at Borussia Mönchengladbach. On Saturday, it comes to the direct duel between the Swiss top goalkeepers. Use the betting site and make this meeting profitable for yourself.
In an exclusive interview, 29-year-old Omlin, the new number one in the Fohlen goal, talks about wild hours before the transfer, Yann Sommer, the crisis at Gladbach, and a special glove tick.
“I’ve never had anything like this in a transfer”.
Interviewer: Mr. Omlin, you’ve been in Mönchengladbach for around a month now. Looking back, please explain to us how the transfer came about.
Omlin: The first contact came at the end of December. Bayern had expressed interest in Yann Sommer. It was a stressful time for me because the season in France had already started again. Nevertheless, I knew that if Borussia and Bayern could agree on Yann’s transfer, I wanted to join Gladbach in the Bundesliga. Then it went back and forth, with cancellations and acceptances. I’ve never had anything like that with a transfer. I’m very happy that it worked out and that I’m now at this big club.
Interviewer: Why did you decide on Gladbach?
Omlin: Mönchengladbach and Switzerland – that somehow fits! I’ve always followed my teammates from the Nati, whether Yann Sommer, Nico Elvedi, Breel Embolo, or Denis Zakaria. They all raved. No one can say anything bad about Borussia. Gladbach is a super club with a great structure. That was the best decision.
Interviewer: Before you finally arrived in Gladbach to do the medical check, you reportedly went through quite an odyssey. Please take us along on your crazy journey
Omlin: I still had an appointment in Montpellier at noon at 2 o’clock and didn’t know whether I would change. But the phone was ready. After the appointment, the final call came at half past three. My advisor said, ‘Jonas, you have to travel now!’ Since there was no direct flight from Montpellier to Düsseldorf, I packed my things and got in the car at 5.
Montpellier is not exactly around the corner and with the e-car, it is a bit more difficult. In the night at 3, I arrived sometime in Switzerland, I had a short rest and at 5 the alarm clock went off again, at 8 then the plane to Germany. A stressful journey, but I was happy to accept that.