Friday. 02.12.2022
EUROPA LEAGUE

Eintracht coach Glasner wants victory in Barcelona

Following the 1-1 draw in the first leg in Frankfurt, Barcelona head coach Xavi sees his team under pressure
13 April 2022, Hessen, Frankfurt_Main: Eintracht Frankfurt head coach Oliver Glasner speraks at the team's press conference ahead of Thursday's UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg soccer match against Barcelona. Photo: Arne Dedert/dpa.
Oliver Glasner speaks at the team's press conference ahead of quarter final match against Barcelona. Photo: Arne Dedert/dpa.

 Eintracht Frankfurt and coach Oliver Glasner are full of confidence going into their Europa League quarter-final return leg at Barcelona on Thursday after a 1-1 draw last week.

"There can only be one goal, that's progressing to the semi-final," Glasner told reporters Wednesday. "Therefore we need at least a draw.

"We know that it is a difficult task.

"We go into the game with very, very great respect for Barcelona. We're looking forward to a wonderful Europa League night."

An astonishing 20,000-25,000 Frankfurt fans have made the journey to back their team in Spain.

It is unclear whether they will see key Swiss midfielder Djibril Sow on the pitch after a knee injury. Glasner said there was a "question mark" on his involvement and a decision would be made on matchday.

Barca under pressure

Following the 1-1 draw in the first leg, Barcelona head coach Xavi sees his team under pressure. "We all know this club very well. It is the most demanding club. We have a duty to win and play well," the manager said.

When asked, Xavi avoided making any comments about the rumours that Bayern Munich top scorer Robert Lewandowski is set for a move to Barcelona.

"I understand the question, but this is not the time. It is time to focus on tomorrow's game and not on transfers. He is a great player. I can't say more about it," Xavi stressed.

Eintracht coach Glasner wants victory in Barcelona
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