On how to approach this game:
To learn is first to have analysis on how we can improve, how we can recover our confidence playing with our objectives, starting and controlling the match, what we are doing with the ball. Really on Sunday we needed more, that’s what we wanted. We made some mistakes and conceded some goals. We spoke and we are working yesterday and today on how we can play tomorrow. Frankfurt are usually doing a very high press, with very fast players around the opponents. Tomorrow we need to improve on the mistakes we made on Sunday to do better. Also we want to achieve another way on the pitch, how we can break the pressing. After we want to control every game with the ball, with the positioning. We did that on Sunday in the first half, but in the second half we didn’t. And tomorrow is a new challenge, how we are improving, our positioning, our control and our ability to break the press. Also how we can play the long ball and make some actions in the attacking third, to get the ball, to score and to win the match. Tomorrow is another challenge for us to show we can improve from the game on Sunday.
On when he’s going to name the captaincy group:
My focus this week after Sunday’s game was to speak about the match with the players and the training. Today we are planning the next match, I’m going to propose to announce it next week, after the game on Tuesday.
On the expected atmosphere in Germany:
We prepared the match yesterday and today and we will again in the hotel in the morning. We really respect this team, because last year they played in the semi-final with a big, big performance all the season. They are going to be pushing with their supporters and also they are going to be excited to start against us and show their capacity. Really it is going to be a very good match I think, because these two teams want to do something important in the competition. It’s the group stage now, and it’s the first match, but for us it’s to play and to show against Frankfurt what we have for the competition this year.
It’s time to show us the proof in the pudding, Mr. Emery.
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