Back on course to qualify for Europe next season, Borussia Mönchengladbach are hoping current form can ensure they keep their European adventure alive in the current campaign when playing host to Sevilla FC in the UEFA Champions League Group D.
'Need to keep believing'
Despite putting in two impressive performances against Juventus, Italy’s Old Lady ended Gladbach’s hopes of reaching the knockout stages of Europe’s premier club competition. Victory on Wednesday, however, would represent a significant step in securing UEFA Europa League football in the new year.
After losing their opening five Bundesliga games, as well as their first two outings at Europe’s top table, Gladbach’s turnaround has been nothing short of spectacular. “That’s how football is,” explained Ibrahima Traore after scoring in the 2-1 win over Hannover 96 on Matchday 13. “No one would‘ve thought that we’d start the season so poorly. Now it’s not that surprising that we’re playing good football again and regularly picking up points. You just have to keep working through the tough times.”