Oliver Glasner on …
…opponents Borussia Dortmund: “We obviously want to celebrate a home win, but Dortmund have really hit their stride since losing at Union and played very well against Stuttgart and Manchester City – they also haven’t conceded a goal in three games. I think BVB have adopted a slightly different style of play under Edin Terzic, including a very good counter-attacking game with great pace through Karim Adeyemi, Youssoufa Moukoko and Jude Bellingham. We have to be on our guard there. It’s going to be a difficult task for us.”
…personnel: “We have to deal with the loss of Chris Lenz, but the lads made a good impression in a short, crisp session. They don’t appear to be tired. Almamy Toure will return to the bench. Ansgar Knauff was back on the training pitch for the first time but won’t be involved tomorrow. I’m pleased he’ll give us another option on the flanks on Tuesday.”
We’re going to need our full repertoire again tomorrow. At this level, we’ll have to draw on all our strengths to come out on top.
Cheftrainer Oliver Glasner
…Eintracht’s approach: “We’ve come up with something to help the players break down BVB’s defence, but we can’t change our approach – we don’t want to and we won’t. We’re going to need our full repertoire again tomorrow. At this level, we’ll have to draw on all our strengths to come out on top.”
Mario Götze: “Mario has been training on his own a little because of a back problem, but he’s coping incredibly well with the rigorous schedule and is an important player for us. The lads don’t seem tired. Mario can’t carry our attack on his own and doesn’t have to either. As a former Dortmund player, he’ll definitely be able to help us.”