Both Bruno Labbadia and Rudi Voller have no doubts that Bayer Leverkusen will bounce back from a two-game losing streak, which has seen the Rhine giants drop from first to fourth in the table, when they travel to neighbours Borussia Monchengladbach. Sports director Voller has warned his team not to "throw a good first half of the season away". He said: "The last losses were deserved. But there is no reason to question our season thus far. It will not hinder us. We need to come back."
Leverkusen manager Labbadia has called for victories in the final two matches before the winter break against Gladbach and Energie Cottbus. "We need to draw the right conclusions from the two losses," he stated. "We must not make the mistakes from the Bielefeld match in Gladbach again." * PA Sport