Borussia MG defender Havard Nordtveit believes they will be able to halt Bayern München's unbeaten run when the sides meet on Saturday.
The Bavarians have had an incredible start to the Bundesliga season, winning 13 and drawing one of their opening 14 matches to lead many to feel the race for the title is already over.
However, Gladbach are in the middle of a purple patch of their own, having only lost one of their last 14 games in all competitions and confidence is running high among the squad.
"It is always an honour and an enjoyable experience playing against Bayern Munich," he told journalists before the game. "They are one of the best teams in Europe, if not in the world and particularly going forward, they are incredibly strong.
"If you want to pick up points against Bayern, then you have to defend intelligently. Many teams adopt a highly defensive setup, but this is often ineffective due to the fact that Bayern tend to eventually find a hole.
"We will not only concentrate on our defence, but will look to play forward. I hope that we are able to create chances and score goals, just like we have done in recent matches," he concluded.