Raffael has been in flying form for Andre Schubert's resurgent Borussia Mönchengladbach of late - © imago / Eibner
Raffael has been in flying form for Andre Schubert's resurgent Borussia Mönchengladbach of late - © imago / Eibner
Bundesliga

Raffael: 'Nothing surprises me in football any more'

Cologne - It is no coincidence that Borussia Mönchengladbach's drastic about-turn in fortunes has coincided with the return to form of Brazilian forward Raffael.

The 30-year-old has scored three goals and chipped in with five assists in his last four Bundesliga matches, with Gladbach running out victorious in every one of them.

In an exclusive interview with bundesliga.com prior to Wednesday's goalless draw away to Juventus FC in the UEFA Champions League, Raffael spoke candidly about personal milestones, the unexpected departure of head coach Lucien Favre, the Foals' revival under caretaker boss Andre Schubert, the qualities of Borussia team-mate Lars Stindl and Sunday's blockbuster clash with former club FC Schalke 04.

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