With Borussia Mönchengladbach at FSV Mainz 05, coach Daniel Farke is making another attempt to be more consistent and in top form, even against smaller opponents. On Friday evening (8.30 p.m. / DAZN) Farke wants the same attitude as in the 3-2 win against Bayern Munich.
"Extra motivation is always good. However, this must lead to this extra motivation achieving performances of more than 100 percent - even if that is not mathematically possible. However, it must under no circumstances lead to less in other games "Three points on Friday in Mainz are just as valuable as the three points against Bayern," said the 46-year-old, who is annoyed by his team's fluctuations in performance.
Borussia showed brilliant performances against the top teams Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund and won in each case. However, the Gladbachers sometimes have major problems against teams that are more physically aggressive and wait and see. National player Jonas Hofmann indicated after the gala against Bayern that the players in such games always have an extra motivation. "Every game has to be something special. Getting this mentality, this attitude, that's what we work on every day. That's our mantra," said Farke.
The Mainz coached by ex-Borussian Bo Svensson are tied behind the Gladbachers. Meanwhile, Svensson also sees himself as an outsider and referred to Gladbach's not always called for performance. "If you let them play, it will be difficult. It's a complicated task," said Svensson. "There are players who are on the shelf above Mainz 05 and wouldn't play here either."