Berlin (dpa) - Ex-coach Hans Meyer is very impressed by the previous appearances of the Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Champions League.

“With Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk, we caught the biggest group we could get.

What we have achieved so far is sensationally good, ”said the 78-year-old of the“ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung ”in an interview (Wednesday).

"But we have no guarantee that it will continue like this."

Meyer, who coached Gladbach twice (1999 to 2003 and 2008/2009) and has been a member of the club's executive committee since 2011, is enthusiastic about the European Cup season so far.

“It's really extraordinary, but there have also been other very good phases.

It is clear that thanks to the fantastic team work by our sports director Max Eberl, we have a really good team together, ”said the former successful coach, who in GDR times also played the European Cup final with FC Carl Zeiss Jena (1: 2 against Dinamo Tbilisi).

Coach Marco Rose could "fall back on incredibly willing players," said Meyer.

“He's got a group with a good mind, with good characters, that's very valuable.

And I can only take my hat off to the way this coach convinced his boys of his idea of ​​playing football, ”he said.


Mönchengladbach will play this Wednesday (6:55 p.m.) in the premier class against Shakhtar Donetsk.

With a win against the Ukrainian champions, the round of 16 would be within one's grasp.

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