what did you miss: eberl reveals why m’gladbach aren’t chasing champions league

06:30    10 Apr 2019

Moenchengladbach's director of sports Max Eberl
Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl has explained why they are not targeting a place in next season's UEFA Champions League.

The Foals are placed fifth on the table, four points behind Eintracht Frankfurt and the Champions League places.

"If you put where we’ve been earlier in the season out of your mind, being fifth place so near to the end of the season is a very good position for us," Eberl said.

"And gives us the opportunity to achieve something special on matchday 34, namely European qualification.”

The five-time Bundesliga champions will be away to Hannover in their next league match on Saturday.

"The Champions League is still a possibility, but the Europa League is what we now want to achieve at least – that should be our target," he added.

"However, there are strong opponents below us who have exactly the same aim, like Wolfsburg, Hoffenheim, Bremen and Leverkusen.

"It will be an interesting battle right up until the end of the season.”

Check out the Borussia Monchengladbach TV show on Fox Sports 1 at 07h00 CAT on Sunday, April 14.

Legendary Langdon advises Americans going to Europe

EuroLeague legend Trajan Langdon has shared a message for young American players coming to play in Europe for the first time.

The retired shooting guard is a three-time All-EuroLeague Team member and the EuroLeague Final Four MVP in 2008.

The American won two EuroLeague titles with Russian giants CSKA Moscow in 2006 and 2008.

"Befriend your teammates. Spend time learning the culture, learning the language. I would have never seen the places I saw playing if I wouldn't have played in Europe," Langdon said.

"And I tell people, I played nine seasons in Europe and wouldn't have traded that to stay in the NBA. No way in the world," Langdon said.

"Who knows how many years you'll be able to play. Who knows wherever you're playing if you would ever have got a chance to meet those people, learn that culture, eat that food," he added.

"I would say basketball is one thing, but life is another. These are experiences you'll treasure for the rest of your life."

Langdon was also part of the United States of America (USA) side that finished third at the 1998 FIBA World Cup finals.
 

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