Borussia Monchengladbach has surprised this year in the German Bundesliga, and on Saturday they will host rivals FC Augsburg.
Borussia Monchengladbach is currently in the third position of the German Bundesliga table with 36 points.
They are 3 points behind second-place Bayern Munich and 11 points behind leader Borussia Dortmund.
They have surprised many football fans after getting eleven wins in 18 matches, drawing three times and only losing four games.
And now, they are ready to take on FC Augsburg, who are in the 15th position of the standings.
“I never expected Augsburg to be so low down in the table, but it just goes to show how tight the Bundesliga is,” manager Dieter Hecking told the club’s official website.
“There’s no reason they shouldn’t be sitting in mid-table.”
“They’ve had more good performances than a lot of the sides above them, but they have somehow failed to pick up enough points in those matches to have them sitting more comfortably,” he added.
“They were the better team against both Wolfsburg and Düsseldorf in recent matches, but lost both of them at the death.”
“I can still remember just how tough our 1-1 draw in Augsburg was earlier this season, so we can’t just look at their results. We need to remember how tricky an opponent they’ve always been for us,” he explained.
“We’re very hard to beat when we play with the mentality that we had in Leverkusen.”
“We were right on the money tactically when it came to our defensive work too. I wasn’t happy with our play when we had the ball, as we gave it away too quickly,” Hecking added.
“We need to be better than that on Saturday. We need to approach the one-on-one battles differently and hold on to the ball more effectively.”
“We’re still finding ourselves, but we really want to make the win in Leverkusen count by getting three more points at home,” the coach concluded.