Arango backs Borussia Monchengladbach to rise to the occasion against Bayern Munich

The Venezuela international is not concerned about his side's imminent meeting with the Bavarians - even though Jupp Heynckes' men have scored 14 goals in their last two games
Juan Arango is looking forward to Borussia Monchengladbach's DFB-Pokal semi-final showdown with Bayern Munich, claiming that Lucien Favre's men always fare better against bigger sides.

Bayern have racked up 14 goals in their last two outings in all competitions, hammering Hoffenheim 7-1 in the Bundesliga last Saturday before battering Basel 7-0 in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on Tuesday night.

However, Arango believes that Monchengladbach have proven that the better the opposition, the better they perform and is therefore eagerly awaiting this weekend's league outing against fifth-placed Bayer Leverkusen and Wednesday week's visit of Bayern.

"I look forward to the games," the Venezuela international declared. "These teams [Leverkusen and Bayern] will be set to attack. From the first minute we get to move - and that's good for us.

"We find it easier against big teams. The relegation candidates are only out to give us no freedom."

Arango insists that while Borussia have struggled of late, failing to win any of their last three games, confidence within the camp remains high.

"We are not in crisis," the 31-year-old midfielder claimed. "We've lost just one game in 2012.

"My goal is still to finish in third place. I'll give everything for this. It would not be a disaster if we were to miss out on the Champions League. But it would hurt very much."

Monchengladbach currently sit third, eight points behind leaders Dortmund, ahead of this weekend's trip to the BayArena.

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