It wasn't pretty, but Gladbach managed to take all three points against Wolfsberger AC on Thursday.
|Yann Sommer.||Photo: Borussia Mönchengladbach|
Yann Sommer admitted that Borussia Mönchengladbach had to work hard for their 1-0 win over Wolfsberger AC in the Europa League on Thursday.
Speaking after the game at Lavanttal-Arena that saw Lars Stindl score the winner after an hour, the goalkeeper said in an interview on the club's website:
"It was a hard-fought win. It certainly wasn't the best game of football. Wolfsberg made things very difficult for us; they pressed us hard for the full 90 minutes, which made it tough to play out from the back.
"We had to resort to playing a lot of long balls, which is what they were hoping for, and the conditions weren't easy either. The three points are vital for us though. That puts us in a good position going into the final group game. We want to reach the next round in the Europa League and we'll need a good performance against Basaksehir to make that happen," Sommer added.
Gladbach sit top of Group J after the win and will advance to the knockout stages if they manage to get at least a draw in the final game against Basaksehir.