Coach Oliver Glasner from Eintracht Frankfurt does not feel any particular pressure before the decisive duels for progress in the Champions League.
“We feel ready for this starting position,” said the Austrian before the second leg on Wednesday (9:00 p.m. / DAZN) against Olympique Marseille. The constellation in Group D has “no influence” on the approach.
With two wins in the final two games, Eintracht can move into the round of 16. If the Hessians lose one of the two games, it is no longer possible to progress. On the last day of the game, the SBU is challenged at Sporting Lisbon. In the worst case, the journey through Europe ends in fourth place for Frankfurt. “Most of the time, the calculations didn’t lead to very much,” said Glasner.
The Eintracht coach will have to do without defender Tuta against Marseille, who is missing due to a yellow-red suspension. “We’re used to having to rebuild at the back,” said the 48-year-old. How Glasner sets up his defense is still open. However, Hrvoje Smolcic will “definitely” play from the start.