Madrid (AP) – Borussia Mönchengladbach’s vice-president Rainer Bonhof looks forward with optimism to the decisive Champions League group match at Real Madrid.
“We want to defend the starting position we fought for”, said Bonhof of the “Süddeutsche Zeitung”. He was “confident that we will get a reasonable result in Madrid,” said the former national player and current deputy head of the Bundesliga club.
As the leaders of group B, the Gladbachers (8 points) will take on the Royal (7) on Wednesday (9 p.m. / DAZN). Before the final day of play, none of the four teams in the group has qualified for the knockout round – all four can still save. At the same time, Inter Milan (5) plays against Shakhtar Donetsk (7).
Bonhof does not want to overestimate the fact that Real recently weakened a bit with the German international Toni Kroos. “Real has always managed to add the necessary ounce at crucial moments,” said the “SZ” 68-year-old. “But just knowing that doesn’t mean we’re going there with fear. We know we need at least 110 percent access. That’s not mathematically possible, but it is figuratively.”