TSG 1899 Hoffenheim midfielder Sebastian Rudy says they will be ready pounce on any potential slip up from Borussia Dortmund for a third place finish.
The German international utility man, who is FC Bayern Munchen bound at the end of the season, was part of the side that fell to a 2-1 defeat against Thomas Tuchel’s side on Saturday afternoon.
Marco Rues and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scored for the hosts at Signal Iduna Park, and Andrej Kramaric’s late penalty was just a mere consolation – as Die Kraichgauer fell to their fourth league defeat of the Bundesliga season.
With two games remaining in the season, Dortmund hold a two point advantage over Julian Nagelmann’s side but Rudy is confident they will keep the pressure up by winning the remainder of their fixtures against SV Werder Bremen and FC Augsburg.
“We no longer have it in our hands. On the other hand the margin is only two points,” he told the league’s official website.
“We have to be aware of that and make sure that we win our two remaining games.
“We are now hoping that Dortmund stumble, in which case we would be ready.”
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