Paderborn - Hertha Berlin will look to put the disappointment of this week's DFB Cup second-round exit to DSC Arminia Bielefeld behind them when they travel to SC Paderborn 07 on Sunday (kick-off 16:30 GMT/ 17:30 CET).
'Have to be at our best'
The Old Lady were beaten
on Tuesday night, but ran out comfortable
in their last Bundesliga assignment at home to Hamburger SV.
"Hertha are a quality side with great individuals," warned Paderborn's joint-leading scorer
. "They'll throw everything they've got at us, so we'll have to give 100 per cent. [Not playing in midweek] could be an advantage for us because Hertha were taken to extra time, but there's enough time before Sunday evening to recharge. We'll have to be at our best to get something from the game." Promoted Paderborn came up short last weekend after going down to a narrow
at unbeaten TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, but are certainly making a decent fist of life in the Bundesliga. Andre Breitenreiter's side are currently
better off than 13th-placed Hertha, who make the trip to the inimitable Benteler-Arena without injured trio Änis Ben-Hatira, Johannes van den Bergh and Nico Schulz.
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