We’ve a tricky test away to Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen on matchday three in the UEFA Champions League, where a win would give us a solid footing in Group E following victory at CSKA Moscow last time out in this competition.
After helping us recover a point late-on in another dominant performance at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, Christian sees the unity between his comrades as one of the main reasons behind our never-say-die resolve and believes that spirit could come into play again in Europe this week.
“In our team, you know what your mate next to you is doing and he knows what you’re doing,” said the 24-year-old. “We know what we’re good at and if we need to come back from 1-0 down like we did at West Brom then we have full faith that we can do that, no matter how long is left.
“Overall the whole group of players here has grown together. Last season helped a lot for that in terms of getting the group together. It made us stronger, it’s something we want to continue and that’s what we’re doing.
“Now, if we want to continue in the Champions League, we need to get a result in Germany. We go there to get a good result – hopefully it’ll be three points and then we’re doing okay in the group.”
With only one defeat to our name all season, at home to Monaco in our Champions League opener on September 14, we go into Tuesday’s game with a fair amount of momentum and Christian for one is eager for kick-off to come around quickly.
“We always look forward and learn from game to game,” he added. “I’ve never been to Leverkusen before but Bundesliga teams are always good and they’re always in good shape. With the atmosphere in German stadiums too, that’ll make it a very nice place to play.”