Bayer Leverkusen will have revenge on their minds when they host Eintracht Frankfurt at the BayArena tomorrow, according to their attacking midfielder Andre Schurrle.
A 2-1 defeat on the opening day of the season was one of the lows of the first half of the campaign and something Sami Hyypia's men will be keen to put right as they aim to defend their second place over the final four months of the season.
``We saw in the reverse fixture how strong our opponents are,'' said Schurrle.
``But since then, we have developed as a team and we have found the right balance. Time is ripe for revenge.''
Joint coach Hyypia was keen to point out that only half of the season has gone and that his side need to maintain their form and not sit back.
``We still have a lot of work ahead and we have not achieved anything yet,'' said Hyypia at a press conference.
``I cannot see anybody within the team looking like they are happy with what they have got, so that's a good sign.
Leverkusen have lost Renato Augusto during the winter break while Michal Kadlec will not be available due to a flu virus.
Benjamin Kohler does not make the trip with Frankfurt after the club accepted his transfer request yesterday.
The 32-year-old has moved to second division side Kaiserslautern after spending the last eight and a half years with the Eagles.
``Of course we have accepted the wish of such a correct and respectful player as Benny,'' said Frankfurt's chairman Heribert Bruchhagen.
``We wish Benny Kohler lots of success in his new challenge and thank him for the many years of service with Eintracht.''
Even without Kohler, Veh feels his side are ``well prepared'' and ready to complete a double over Leverkusen.