The 6-0 win over Wolfsburg boosted BVB’s confidence in the title fight. The Bayern pursuer still has a score to settle with the upcoming opponent from Mönchengladbach.
Borussia Dortmund is hoping for another sign of strength in the title duel with FC Bayern. A win against Borussia Mönchengladbach could help to put further pressure on the rivals from Munich, who are currently one point better, or ideally even replace them.
As with the impressive 6-0 win against Wolfsburg just under a week ago, BVB will have to do better on Saturday (6:30 p.m. / Sky) because the record champions and defending champions had played FC Schalke 04 a few hours earlier. “There’s a lot at stake for us. We’re happy that it’s not over yet and that it’s still exciting. We played our part in that,” said Dortmund coach Edin Terzic.
Help from archrival?
Terzic doesn’t care that the district rival could provide support: “If we want to have another chance, we have to win our three games. It doesn’t matter to me whether it’s Schalke, Leipzig or Cologne who support us,” he said Football teacher with reference to the future three opponents of Bayern. An offer from the mayor of Dortmund, Thomas Westphal, had been a topic of conversation in the past few days. He had promised Schalke an entry in the city’s golden book if they contributed to Borussia’s championship title.
The statistics encourage the Terzic team for Saturday. Dortmund have recently had ten home wins in a row. “We’re in extremely good shape, especially at home this season. It’s not the best thing to travel to Dortmund and play there. We want to prove that again on Saturday,” commented the coach. In addition, the Gladbachers did not score a point in the last eight away games at Signal Iduna Park with 3:27 goals.
In terms of personnel, Terzic can draw on plenty. With the exception of Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, for whom the season ended prematurely due to another shoulder operation, all the pros are available. The large selection of players fuels confidence at Terzic. In his estimation, the growing competition hasn’t had any negative impact on the good mood within the team: “We were on the pitch with 26 field players during training. It’s a situation that can lead to frustration. But we have this big goal. And everyone submits to that.”
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