With just two games remaining of the Bundesliga season, VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Patrick Herrmann wants his side to pick up maximum points in order to have a chance of qualifying for the Europa League.
Mönchengladbach are in ninth in the current standings, and will be hoping a win against VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday can help propel them up the table.
“We have to win the game in Wolfsburg if we want to play Europa League football next season, but we also know that Wolfsburg have a really strong team, even if the season hasn’t gone that well for them,” the 26-year-old Germany international told his club’s website.
“They have quality in their side and we can’t underestimate them, least of all when we’re away,” he added.
He stressed that with the season nearing its end, there was a lot riding on the club’s final two matches as they looked to end the campaign on a positive note.
“We have to draw on the last of our energy reserves because there’s a lot at stake. Now it’s important to calm our nerves and play with composure and our own style of play,” Herrmann said.
Having finished fourth last season, Mönchengladbach were eliminated from the Champions League in the group stages and made it all the way to the round of 16 in the Europa League.
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