Lucien Favre has insisted that his Borussia Monchengladbach side do not fear Bayern Munich ahead of their trip to the Allianz Arena.
Gladbach travel to the home of the champions on Sunday looking to pick up a potentially crucial win in their bid for Champions League football, and Favre claims that the players are relishing the challenge.
"Bayern's clear advantage at the top isn't by chance," the Gladbach boss told reporters. "Their team is full of quality.
"We aren't scared of them. We're also a good team and we've shown that frequently this season.
"If we put in a good performance, picking up points in Munich is possible. It's certainly going to be an interesting match; we're looking forward to it."
Bayern are looking for their sixth successive league win on Sunday.