Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud is daring to dream of a memorable season double over FC Bayern München.
Although the Foals travel to the Bavarian capital without an away win since October, Matchday 15's 3-1 triumph at home to the Bundesliga leaders gives the 20-year-old breakout talent sufficient reason to believe they can repeat the trick on Saturday afternoon.
bundesliga.com: Mahmoud Dahoud, Gladbach travel to Munich to face Bayern on Saturday. What immediately comes to mind when you think of them?
Mahmoud Dahoud: That FC Bayern München are a force like no other in the Bundesliga. They're also a top team in Europe. And of course, I also think of our 3-1 win at Borussia Park in the reverse fixture (smirks).
In the last few years we've played really well in Munich and got results.
bundesliga.com: Does a technically gifted player such as yourself prefer to play teams like Bayern as opposed to teams that dig in and work?
Dahoud: No. Bayern is a special game, but I take every opponent seriously and enjoy every game that I'm involved in.
bundesliga.com: You've already said that Bayern are a force. Why can Gladbach turn around their poor away form in Munich?
Dahoud: I don't think you can just say that we've played badly away from home. In my opinion, we played really well in Wolfsburg or in Schalke, for example, and deserved to win. We just had a lot of bad luck in both games.
bundesliga.com: Gladbach are capable of winning their last two away games of the season against Bayern and in Darmstadt, then?
Dahoud: Darmstadt will definitely be another uncomfortable one. It'll be really intense, given what will be on the line for both teams. It's the same for this Saturday, but in the last few years we've played really well in Munich and got results. A few years ago, for example, we won 1-0 thanks to a Igor de Camargo's goal and last season two Raffael goals gave us a 2-0 win. I think we have a chance in Munich, in any case.