Leckie: We won’t get ahead of ourselves

Australia international Mathew Leckie insists that FC Ingolstadt players will remain grounded, after making an impressive start to the Bundesliga campaign.

The newly-promoted Bavarian outfit started the season with an encouraging 1-0 victory at Mainz 05, before suffering a 4-0 defeat at home to Thomas Tuchel's BVB Dortmund.

Die Schanzer posted the perfect response, though, as they bounced back to record a 1-0 win at FC Augsburg, Leckie bagging the all-important goal with a memorable long-range strike.

However, Leckie says their impressive start will not go to their heads as they all too aware their fortunes could change at any given moment.

"We are not going to get ahead of ourselves. Two wins from three matches are very good. No one would have expected it," Leckie told Omnisport.

"If we came into the season knowing we would have six points after three games we would have taken it definitely. But we know it is a very long season.

"Paderborn last season started very well but in the end got relegated, so we just have to take it weekend by weekend."

Next up for Leckie and co. is another stern test in the shape of big-spending VfL Wolfsburg, and the Australian has admitted that Ingolstadt are not expecting to claim all three points.

He added: "If you look at Wolfsburg and the players they have and then look at us, there are two different levels. They are a class above and we are a team that has just come from the second division.

"There are a no expectations for us. These are not the matches we are expected to win. If we get a result it is a bonus because our objective this season is to stay in the league.

"But we are confident that if we play well we can score goals."