Gladbach have to treat every game like a cup final in order toe secure Champions League football next season, says Matthias Ginter.
|Matthias Ginter.||Photo: Borussia Mönchengladbach|
Matthias Ginter believes Borussia Mönchengladbach should treat each of their remaining five Bundesliga games like a cup final in the fight for a Champions League spot.
Gladbach's 4-1 win over Union Berlin on Sunday saw them move third, level on points with fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen, and one point clear of RB Leipzig, who face FC Köln away from home on Monday.
And Ginter is hopeful that 'Die Fohlen' will be able to build on Sunday's win in order to secure Champions League football next season.
"We're in a good position at the moment and we hope that we can grab one of those places at the end of the season. In order to do that though, we have to treat every one of these last five games like a cup final to try and beat the other three fighting for a spot," the centre-back said in an interview posted on Gladbach's website.
Asked what he expects from Gladbach's upcoming game against Freiburg on Friday, Ginter responded:
"We watched Freiburg in their last game against Leverkusen. They're a quality side, especially at home. They play good football, and they're also solid at the back. We'll have to play like we did against Union, show our attacking quality out on the pitch, and try and pick up as many points as we can down the stretch of the season."