Borussia Moenchengladbach’s Filip Daems says ‘nothing is impossible’ as his side face an uphill battle to progress in the Champions League.
Moenchengladbach were beaten by Dynamo Kiev in the first leg of their Champions League playoff at Borussia-Park on Tuesday.
Dynamo responded to Alex Ring’s opener with goals from Taras Mykhalyk, Andriy Yarmolenko and a Luuk de Jong own goal to take a 3-1 lead back to Kiev for the second leg.
“We shouldn’t talk about reaching the next round as it will be very difficult now. But nothing is impossible,” captain Daems said.
“I think we will try to start the game in Kiev like we did here. Then, if we can get in front, it may start to make Dynamo nervous and realise that they are involved in a game.
“Unfortunately, our performance let us down (on Tuesday). We played against a good opponent. But this must not put us off our stride.”
Gladbach striker Mike Hanke admitted the match did not turn out as planned for the German outfit.
“We really did not want to concede at home,” Hanke said.
“But we conceded three goals with Dynamo Kiev only having three efforts on target.
“It makes us feel very bitter. We dominated the game for long periods and had a lot of possession.
“But we have to appreciate that they have great individual forwards who took their chances.”
The second leg takes place at Kiev’s Olympic Stadium on August 29 with a place in the Champions League group stage at stake.