Andre Hahn, who recently returned from injury, produced a stunning display to help Mönchengladbach overcome Hoffenheim on Sunday.
The club's new manager, André Schubert, has deployed the former winger in a more central role upon his return from injury, a move that has seen the player flourish.
A month had passed between Borussia's appointment of Schubert and the horror tackle that nearly ended Hahn's season. The winger had already impressefd under Schubert, scoring twice in their 5 – 1 victory over Frankfurt, but FC Schalke's Johannes Geis' brutal foul on the 25-year-old a week later put a temporary end to the player's on-field relationship with the new manager.
Since his return, Hahn has been used as a more deep-lying striker by Schubert, a move that pleased the player and paid almost immediate dividends.
In an interview with borussia.de, the player spoke of his performance in Borussia's recent 3 – 1 win over Hoffenheim.
"We put in a fantastic team performance against Hoffenheim, we shouldn’t talk about individual players," he said. "I am pleased that I played my part in the win. Who would have thought that would be the case after my serious injury at the end of October?"
"I am a very flexible player, and can play centrally or out on the wing," Hahn said on the topic of his new position.
"The false nine position suits me very well in Schubert’s new system. The manager has put his faith in me despite the long period of time I’ve spent on the sidelines. I don’t take this for granted and am very pleased to be able to repay this trust."
Borussia are challening Hertha Berlin for a spot in next season's Champions League. They are a single point behind the fourth-placed side, with three matches left in the season. Hahn played down their chances, however, noting that his team's away-record has done them no favours in their quest for the highest level of European competition.
"We have discussed this possibility a lot in recent weeks, and then always ended up disappointed – for that reason it doesn’t make sense talking about it," he added.
"It will do us good to simply concentrate on the next task. We now have a very tricky away match in Munich, and we want to break our away curse."