UEFA Europa League


Roma's coach Paulo Fonseca spoke in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Europa League match against Gent. The Giallorossi take a 1-0 advantage into the second leg at the Ghelamco Arena, as both sides look to book their place in the last-16 of the competition. The game gets underway at 18:55 local time.

It’s a massive game for us – we want to get through to the next round. That said, the most important thing is for us to concentrate on the type of game it is. We need to play with ambition and imagine we’re starting from 0-0. We need to play with courage, like we did in the last game."

"We know it’s going to be a difficult game because our opponents haven’t been beaten here and they always score at home. They’ll have extra motivation tomorrow – the tie is still open. We need to focus because it’s an important game for us.”

"We want to play the way we always do. We know it’s important to score in games like these and to do that we need to play the way we always do: in their half, not in ours. That’s always the same. We need ambition. It’s important that we score tomorrow.

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