Peter Bosz does not yet have any announcements to make about the personnel situation ahead of the home game against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday evening. "We were off yesterday, I won't see the players and medical staff until this afternoon."

It therefore remains to be seen whether Mario Götze, Marc Bartra and Jeremy Toljan can return to the squad and boost the pool of players at Peter Bosz's disposal as the fixture pile-up intensifies. "Gladbach is the fifth game in 15 days," explained the coach, who assured that there have been no signs it is having an impact. "That's still not a problem," he said. However, there is only a two-day gap between the matches against Hamburg and Gladbach, and between Gladbach and Madrid. "It means that we're missing a day to recover properly."

Success is one thing that makes tiredness bearable – and there has been plenty of it recently. Peter Bosz therefore describes the feeling ahead of a difficult home game against a Gladbach side that look strong on the road as "good", adding: "The team are confident, they are playing good football and are a real team. All of that is important in order to win a game." (br)