A draw in the middle of the UEFA Europa League has given the Austrian representatives difficult tickets. Red Bull Salzburg meets Eintracht Frankfurt, LASK has to do with Dutch top team AZ Alkmaar. Both clubs have already responded to the opponents.
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LASK coach Valerien Ismael has already done some preparation because of the duels with PSV. Salzburg Sports Director Christoph Freund looks forward to a home match in front of a full house.
LASK plays against AZ Alkmaar: votes for draw
Valerien Ismael (LASK coach): "I see a fifty-fifty situation. We showed against Eindhoven that we can first take hold of it, and if it matters, we can put one on top of that. That will be the goal. Between our return game against PSV, Alkmaar has against Eindhoven played, so I watched the game on video, I noticed that Alkmaar is extremely offensive and aggressive, and I realized that this team is of a really, really good quality, I see two teams that have a similar playing style and have qualified to the next round. "
Siegmund Gruber (LASK President): "I think it's very good. Alkmaar is an interesting opponent in the top class. James Holland has played there before, they were the last Dutch champions in 2009. They beat Ajax Amsterdam 1-0 last week. It's a strong opponent, we are definitely the underdog again. "
Jürgen Werner (LASK Vice President): "If you look at the table situation, this is the same category as Ajax Amsterdam, who advanced to the Champions League semi-finals last year. But we are doing quite well for the time being, so I think it will be an exciting match at eye level."
Arne Slot (Alkmaar Trainer): "Everyone knows they eliminated PSV. This is a formidable opponent."
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Salzburg meets Eintracht Frankfurt: "Hut will be full"
Jesse Marsch (Salzburg coach): "I am very happy for this duel against a strong opponent from a strong league. With the return of Adi Hütter and Martin Hinteregger to Salzburg, this game gets a special touch. Although Frankfurter is not at the top of the table the sporting challenge is very great for us. "
Zlatko Junuzovic (Salzburg midfielder): "We have drawn a very attractive, but also very difficult party. The duel with a German Bundesliga club is a big challenge for us. We have to be prepared for many very high fans in a very cool stadium. I have often experienced this with Werder Bremen. But we are looking forward to it and of course want to go a round further. "
Christoph: "Frankfurt is a really good opponent, which was an outstanding one last year The season has played. In any case, we are facing a major challenge. We are looking forward to two sold out games, the cabin will be full twice. "
… to see you again with Adi Hütter and Martin Hinteregger: "A very interesting constellation and a special story. Adi was a double coach with us and Martin, who plays, had a great influence on the club."
Adi Hütter (Eintracht coach): "On the one hand, I can't wait to see Salzburg again, on the other we are aware that we have had a lot of trouble. Salzburg has caused an international sensation in recent years and has also performed well in the Champions League lately. "
Bruno Hübner (Sports Manager at Eintracht): "Salzburg is great. They have a top team that has just been eliminated in a very heavy Champions League squad and has managed to stand up against all the top clubs, be it Liverpool or Naples. I'm looking forward to the highlight. Of course, for our coach, it's something special. I think it is helpful that our former Salzburg Adi Hütter and Martin Hinteregger know the structures there. Of course, this power football will be a big challenge for us. But we are measuring against this and we are growing with just such tasks. "
Kevin Trapp (Eintracht goalkeeper): "Another big name was drawn to us, certainly with one of the most difficult tasks. We are now used to the Europa League. So far, we have always done well against such teams. We can lay the foundation stone at home in the first stage to advance to the next round. "
Bas Dost (Eintracht striker): "We can expect a good team, but that was to be expected given the potential opponents. I'm sure we have two good games ahead. I trust our strength. I followed Salzburg in the group play, it looked very good. But we is not afraid. The knockout scene is still a bit gone. "
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|02/27/2020||Red Bull Salzburg||Eintracht Frankfurt||9 p.m.|