Schubert wary of underdogs Stuttgart

VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach head coach André Schubert is expecting a stern test from 2. Bundesliga outfit VfB Stuttgart in the DFB-Pokal on Tuesday evening.

Stuttgart head into the encounter on the back of a good run of results and, despite plying their trade in the second tier of German football, Schubert says that his charges will have to be wary of the threat posed by the Swabians.

“In the first couple of rounds it is often the case that the underdog plays as if they have nothing to lose and are desperate to achieve an upset,” he told DFB’s official website.

“Progression to the next round is the only thing that counts in the cup, if you don’t win your game then you’re out.

“We are coming up against a side that have a lot of confidence. Stuttgart have drawn their last two games, but have played some good football overall in the last two weeks.

“They will definitely look to be compact and we are expecting a tough test. Stuttgart win the ball back extremely well and will look to be dangerous on the counter and from set pieces,” he concluded.

The Foals, meanwhile, will be targeting a return to winning ways after suffering a 2-0 defeat at the hands of reigning Bundesliga champions FC Bayern München in the Bundesliga at the weekend.

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