Leverkusen's Adler refuses to surrender title hopes

Updated: 29 April 2011 10:01 IST

Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Rene Adler inists his side will leave no stone unturned in their quest to win the Bundesliga with the German league title set to go down to the wire.

Leverkusen's Adler refuses to surrender title hopes
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Berlin:

Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Rene Adler inists his side will leave no stone unturned in their quest to win the Bundesliga with the German league title set to go down to the wire.

With three games left, second-placed Leverkusen have cut Borussia Dortmund's lead at the top of the Bundesliga from 12 points at the start of March to just five last weekend after Dortmund suffered a shock 1-0 defeat by bottom side Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Leverkusen are at Cologne on Saturday, where victory will guarantee Bayer a Champions League place for next season, and Adler says the goal is to catch Dortmund.

"Now we have almost cleared the hurdle of reaching the Champions League, but that is just one goal accomplished," said Adler.

"We wouldn't be able to look ourselves in the mirror, if there is an opportunity and we don't take it."

"We need to stay focused and keep looking up."

Dortmund face Nuremberg at home then Werder Bremen the weekend after before hosting Eintracht Frankfurt at home on May 14.

After playing at Cologne this weekend, Leverkusen host Hamburg on May 7 and then are at Freiburg on the final day of the season.

Topics : Football Rene Adler Shinji Okazaki Bayer Leverkusen Borussia Dortmund Bayern Munchen
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