Borussia Mönchengladbach captain Lars Stindl insists the Foals can bounce back from their domestic crisis to end Celtic’s hopes of remaining in Europe.
The German outfit welcome Manchester City tomorrow knowing a draw in the penultimate Champions League Group C match could be enough to seal third place and entry to the Europa League.
But Andre Schubert’s side are on a wretched run of form having only won two games, including a 2-0 victory at Parkhead, in ten outings in all competition.
However, midfielder Stindl, who scored in the 1-1 draw with Celtic at home after netting the opener in Glasgow, insists they are determined to prolong their European campaign.
He added: “We want to deliver a good home game against City and, if possible, seal third place in the group prematurely.
“That is our big goal, we believe we can seize this opportunity because we know what we can do.
“We have many games before us and we take every part as it comes.
“On Wednesday, a very different encounter awaits us under very different conditions.
“We have intense weeks ahead of us but we must stick together to try and make it better.
“We knew the situation before the match against Cologne and with it being a derby it was a great opportunity for us to start heading in the right direction.
“So of course it is bitter that we lost the game. We lost in the last minute and that sums up our current situation.”