Goalkeeper Robin Zentner from the in-form 1. FSV Mainz 05 is full of optimism in the duel with leaders Bayern Munich.
“We go into the game with a lot of self-confidence,” said the 28-year-old in a media round: “We are now a solid team with a sense of achievement behind us. We know what we can do. We have recently mastered tasks against very different opponents . Why shouldn’t we do it again?”
The Rheinhessen have been unbeaten in nine games and are only one point behind the ailing Munich team in third place in the second half of the season.
“Bayern would definitely want a different opponent than us at the moment,” said Zentner. “They certainly don’t want an opponent with such a series.” Despite the different moods, the task on Saturday (3.30 p.m.) was anything but easy.
“Bayern are hard to beat in any condition,” said the keeper: “They’re still an absolute top team. A lot has to happen for us to win. But it’s possible.”
Zentner only had words of praise for the former Mainz and current Munich coach Thomas Tuchel: “I’ve only heard positive things, he’s a very nice person above all.”