Hütter: "We need to play with passion and courage"
Ahead of Thursday's UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg away to Chelsea, Adi Hütter and David Abraham gave their thoughts on what Eintracht Frankfurt must do in order to reach the final.
Adi Hütter on …
… Sébastien Haller: "We've brought him with us. He's trained pain-free and is doing well."
… Chelsea: "We need an outstanding performance to reach the final. It would be a miracle and in order for that to happen we need to have the perfect game. We can make history."
… English football: "The Premier League is as good as it gets in Europe. I'm proud that we're able to be here."
… Liverpool's astonishing result on Tuesday: "Congratulations to Liverpool. I was engrossed by the match. It showed what's possible when you believe in something. Liverpool were courageous and played the same way they have done all season. That's what we need to do, too. We need to play with heart, passion and courage. And we also have to enjoy the game – I'll make sure the boys are aware of that."
David Abraham on …
… his role as captain: "I feel some tension, but in a positive way. I'm not nervous. I'm proud to be able to lead the team out as captain in a semi-final. This hasn't happened for 39 years at this club, so it's an honour. Hopefully our journey will continue all the way to Baku."
… the atmosphere in the squad: "We're in good spirits and are feeling upbeat. We joke about a lot and are in a good mood, as always. We're aware of the importance of the game and are focused but relaxed."
… Eden Hazard: "We don't know if he'll play from the start. He's a key player and we'll have to stop him together. It'll be tough but we can do it as a team. We need to be fully focused and strong in the tackles."