Borussia Mönchengladbach manager Adi Hütter and sporting director Max Eberl know that their club historically has given Bayern Munich some trouble.
Even in this season’s Bundesliga opener, Gladbach battled Bayern Munich to a draw. Both Hütter and Eberl, however, think Bayern Munich has evolved into a beast in the last few weeks.
“We did well in the Bundesliga opener against Bayern, but they’re at another level now than they were back then. We’ve played well at home lately though and want to go out there and show courage,” Hütter said (as captured by Gladbach’s Twitter account). “We have defended well lately and haven’t given many chances away - the same will be important tomorrow night. We need to produce more going forward if we want to hurt Bayern, though.”
Eberl echoed his coach’s sentiments.
“We’ve almost always given Bayern a game in recent years. We have to be very alert defensively and be prepared to give it absolutely everything. I have faith that we can knock Bayern out of the Pokal for the first time,” said Eberl (as captured by Gladbach’s Twitter account).