On the eve of the UEFA Europa League last-16 second leg against Inter Milan, Eintracht assistant coach Christian Peintinger and goalkeeper Kevin Trapp discussed personnel, their feelings ahead of a “big game” and the team's chances of reaching the quarter-finals,

Christian Peintinger on…

… his new duties: “I’ll be on the touchline and will take charge of the game together with Armin Reutershahn. We’ll clarify all eventualities ahead of the game. We won’t have any contact with Adi from 90 minutes before kick-off – that’s the rule.”

… the state of play: “The 0-0 draw wasn’t a bad result. We want to avoid conceding for as long as we can tomorrow. If we score, then we have good odds of progressing.”

… the possibility of David Abraham playing: “We still have one more training session. We’ll see how he is after that and decide whether to include him.”

Kevin Trapp on…

… playing without the head coach on the touchline: “We have a big game ahead of us tomorrow and we all know what's at stake. It doesn’t change much for us. We know what we have to do as a team. Peinti and Armin are always there and they’ll do just as well.”

… the chances of reaching the next round: “It’s a tough task against an experience side who have played lots of games at this level before. We’re playing to win; that’s what we’re capable of. To do any differently would be disastrous. We’re very focused, we’re in form and we have a lot of pace and power. We’ll do everything to get through.”

… the travelling support: “15,000 fans are coming from Frankfurt, which tells you the level of anticipation. We’ll have terrific support.”


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