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Monchengladbach ‘can’t really lose’ against Man City – Rose

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Ahead of an intimidating encounter with the high-flying English heavyweights, the German manager has attempted to rally his team.

Borussia Monchengladbach “can’t really lose” when they come up against Manchester City in the Champions League, says Marco Rose.

Monchengladbach go into Wednesday’s match on the back of a 2-1 defeat against Koln. In fact, they have come out without a win in each of their last four league outings.

Man City’s form, meanwhile, is in complete contrast to that of their upcoming opponents. Having looked unstoppable lately, they are on a remarkable 18-game winning run in all competitions.

The last-16 tie couldn’t have come at a worse moment for the Bundesliga outfit, who had finished ahead of the likes of Inter Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk in Group B.

“When you’re Borussia Monchengladbach and you’re playing a Champions League last-16 match against Manchester City, you can’t really lose,” Rose told in his pre-match press conference, via Sportsmax.

“It’s basically just a big thing for the club to be playing in the Champions League and we have always said that we want to prove ourselves and show what we can do.  

“We’ve done that really well so far. The lads should enjoy the game, that’s part of the occasion. But they also have to be ready to show what they can do.  

“Above all, it’s about defending well and playing with courage. If there’s one thing that City really don’t like, then it’s not having the ball.”