Borussia Dortmund players looking forward to must-win Newcastle United clash

Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Kobel (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)
Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Kobel (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images) /

Julian Brandt and Gregor Kobel are looking forward to Borussia Dortmund’s clash against Newcastle United in the UEFA Champions League this week.

Borussia Dortmund will look to translate their Bundesliga form to the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday as they make the trip to England to take on Newcastle United. The Black and Yellows have won their last five matches in the Bundesliga, but only have one point to their name after the opening two Champions League group stage matchdays.

The away game against Newcastle United will almost be a must-win one for Borussia Dortmund as they look to stay alive in Group F. Gregor Kobel is expecting a tough battle against the English Premier League side, and believes that they must embrace the fight from the very beginning if they want to get a positive result on Wednesday.

"“We must come away with something from the game. We only have one point after two matches. We must embrace the fight from the start. It will be a tough game against a very physical team that always plays at full throttle.”"

Julian Brandt is expecting a good atmosphere at the St. James Park on Wednesday, and knows Borussia Dortmund will have to be at their very best if they want to get the all-important three points.

"“[I spoke with Pascal Groẞ] who has played against Newcastle in the Premier League several times,” Brandt said. “A very good atmosphere awaits us there. It’s different from Manchester City or Chelsea.”“Even though they produced a very good performance against PSG, we must go there full of confidence. The group is so wild that anything can happen. We absolutely need a victory.”"

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Borussia Dortmund began their UEFA Champions League group stage campaign with a 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain, before playing out a goalless draw against AC Milan on matchday two. They are currently bottom in Group F, while Newcastle United are top with one win and one draw to their name.