NEWS | 13/04/2015“We expect two very difficult games against a great opponent but we are ready”, stated the Croatian.
“My fondest memory of these derbies comes from our previous meeting in the Champions League. That match and night were unforgettable and incredible moments in our lives. I remember that game well. When Sergio scored I knew we would go on to win in extra time”.
Preparation for this match
“We are training the same as always although it feels slightly different because it is a derby and the expectations are higher. We are at home and are fully focused on our preparations because we want to do everything the manager asks of us”.
“The atmosphere around the camp is really positive. We are in great form and are extremely motivated and ready for the two matches ahead. There is always a lot of excitement in the dressing room for games like this, almost the same level of excitement as that of the fans”.
“He is a great coach. He transmits calm and experience, and that is reflected in his players. We want to make the most of his footballing philosophy and his vast knowledge in order to improve on a daily basis”.