Max Eberl wants Borussia Monchengladbach to end Celtic’s Euro dream in return leg



Borussia Mönchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl insists the German side can kill off Celtic’s European dream in next month’s return leg.

Andrew Schubert’s team were deserved winners at Parkhead on Wednesday evening after Lars Stindle and Andre Hahn strikes left Brendan Rodgers’ side rooted to the bottom of Champions League Group C.

Monchengladbach, who are two points clear of the Hoops, can improve their own chances of reaching the last-16 and effectively guarantee themselves at least a Europa League place if they inflict another defeat on Celtic at Borussia Park on November 1.

(Pic: Sascha Brück)
Borussia Park (Pic: Sascha Brück)

Former club defender Eberl insists they are confident of prolonging their European campaign.

He said: “We are still very modest but we secured three points that not everyone believed we could get.

“It was a very good performance. We were brave and weren’t fazed by the impressive atmosphere at Celtic Park.

“We still want to be in Europe after the winter break and we’ve taken a big step towards achieving that objective.

“We can secure third place in the home game against Celtic, which is our big goal. We have our final game against Barcelona but the most important game for us now is against Celtic.”