11 Aug Europa League success nonetheless attainable
Victor Lindelof has mentioned Manchester United escaped towards FC Copenhagen however insists they nonetheless have sufficient within the tank to win the Europa League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet wanted an additional time penalty from Bruno Fernandes to edge previous Copenhagen in Cologne on Monday evening — the newest recreation in a mammoth season that has already lasted greater than a 12 months and 60 matches.
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United will face both Wolves or Sevilla within the semifinals on Sunday and Lindelof mentioned they should be higher in the event that they need to return to the RheinEnergieSTADION for the ultimate on Aug. 21.
“It occurs generally in football,” he mentioned.
“After all it has been a protracted season however we performed a quarterfinal in a European cup so I feel everybody needed to be prepared for that.
“Like I mentioned, it occurs generally in football that you do not carry out on the stage you need to. However the vital factor is that we gained and we’re by way of to the semifinals.”
Regardless of a nervy 120 minutes towards Copenhagen, United are on a run of only one defeat from their final 24 video games in all competitions — a streak stretching again to January.
“I feel we have now plenty of confidence within the team proper now,” Lindelof mentioned.
“We have been performing on a really excessive stage, particularly after the league ended. “We bought the third spot and we have been some performing some actually, actually good football.
“I feel all people has plenty of confidence and we all know we are able to do some nice issues.
“Clearly even when we play towards Sevilla or Wolves, they’re two powerful teams however we will be prepared and hopefully we are able to exit and carry out a very, actually good recreation.”
Lindelof and his teammates have 5 days to get well earlier than their third semifinal look of the season.
Solskjaer has already raised considerations concerning the coaching services provided up by UEFA whereas the gamers will even have their actions outdoors the team lodge restricted due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic.
“I feel it’ll be superb,” Lindelof mentioned.
“I feel all of the gamers have been taking part in tournaments. I have been away taking part in the World Cup, the Euros and every part. “Even when we’re not in a position to go away the lodge in the meanwhile, we have now issues to do there so I feel it will likely be superb. No drawback in any respect.”