Dante: We're definitely going to beat Gladbach

The 29-year-old spent three years at Borussia Park between and is confident his current employers will earn all three points on Saturday

Bayern Munich defender Dante is confident his side will beat former club Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday at Borussia Park.

The Brazilian joined the Bavarians from Lucien Favre’s side last summer and is certain of coming away from his old home with all three points.

“Obviously it’s very special. I’m really looking forward to seeing many friends and the fans again,” he told Bayern’s official website.

“We’re definitely going there to win and we’ll definitely be up for it.”

Dante has become a key member of Bayern’s team over the course of the season and sporting director Matthias Sammer has been impressed with his influence.

“He’s emerged as one of our absolute leading personalities, and he’s a fantastic boost to our quality, not only as a player but also due to everything he is,” he said.

Coach Jupp Heycnkes was equally complimentary about the Brazilian, citing him as a key part of his side’s improved defensive performances this season.

“He’s one of the main reasons we’ve let in so few goals this season.”

Dante has broken into the Brazil set-up this season and has been called up to the Selecao squad for the Confederations Cup.

Saturday’s clash at Borussia Park will be Heynckes’ final game in the Bundesliga as a coach.

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