“We are playing at home. This gives us extra spirit. It will be an interesting match. The opponent’s players are strong individually.”
“Report”“Rapid” head coach Ferdinand Feldhofer said this at a press conference before the return match of the third qualifying round of the UEFA Conference League against “Neftchi”.
The 43-year-old specialist said that they want to win in front of their home fans: “We have to exert a lot of energy. We have to apply pressure and create scoring chances. We wasted some scoring episodes in Baku. We must not repeat this at home.”
Feldhofer emphasized that they will give priority to attack during the meeting: “We will try to evaluate different opportunities and standard situations. If there is an unusual situation, we will play accordingly.”
The Austrian head coach emphasized that they are comfortable because they are playing at home: “We will try to use this and build good attacks. We need to score at least one goal to have a chance for the next stage. We need to gather all our strength and get a better result. The strength of the opponent is clear. “Neftchi” has a unique style of play”.
The specialist pointed out that they have taken into account the mistakes of the match in Baku: “We have to keep the ball and prevent the long raids of the opponent. We have made our mistakes concrete. We will try to evaluate our opportunities.”
It should be noted that the match to be played on July 11 will start at 22:30 Baku time. “Neftchi” won the first match with a score of 2:1.