“Finishing in style”
Ivan Leko and Ethan Horvath talked with the press before the final Champions League game. Both of them completely focus on the game against Atlético now because the Blues want to end their Champions League campaign in style.
Leko: “Grab every small chance”
Ivan Leko stressed that Club's focus is entirely on tomorrow now. "Friday's game was painful but that is the past. We made our analysis and discussed it with the group. We now focus on the game against Atlético and how we have to face Simeone, Griezmann and Koke. The coaches of our opponents already gave us nice compliments and we realized our big ambitions in the Champions League. We need to confirm all the positive things tomorrow and we cannot do that by talking about Waasland-Beveren. Tomorrow's objective is getting a result, preferably with positive soccer. Respect for the opponent is necessary but we also need to have confidence in ourselves. You can be afraid or be hopeful to grab the small chance to achieve a nice result. The most important thing is that our awesome fans can count on us. We will do everything that is possible to keep the three points home tomorrow."
Horvath: “Satisfied with defensive performances in Europe”
Goalkeeper Ethan Horvath performed excellent since his comeback in the first team but was of course also disappointed about Friday's team performance. "The way we lost hurts. We lost because of two individual mistakes. But there is always a next match. We leave everything behind today and focus on tomorrow now. You may also not forget our 3-0 win against Standard and our clean sheet at Dortmund. We need to take the positive points with us. Our place in the ranking is already known but it still remains an important game. We want to finish in style, especially for the fans."
“We can be very satisfied about our defensive performance in this difficult group. It gives a good feeling when everyone does his job. It will be a tough game tomorrow because Madrid want to end first in the group in order to play the final in their own stadium."