Oliver Glasner believes in catching up in the Champions League

Despite the difficult starting position, Eintracht Frankfurt is confident going into the round of 16 second leg of the Champions League at SSC Naples.

“We are not arrogant, we have no purposeful optimism. But we want to show ourselves again on Europe’s biggest stage and play Eintracht-Frankfurt football,” said coach Oliver Glasner before the game on Wednesday (9:00 p.m. / DAZN) at the sovereign leader of the Italian Serie A

After the 0: 2 in the first leg, the route is clear: “We want to score at least two goals and will do everything we have to make it into the quarter-finals,” said Glasner. But it also takes “a certain amount of luck”, added Captain Sebastian Rode.

The fact that there will be no Eintracht supporters in the Estadio Diego Armando Maradona after the decisions made by the Italian authorities in the past few days should not affect the game, Glasner said: “Of course we would like the fans there. We know that many are not physically are present, but support us with positive energy.”

The Austrian also didn’t want to overestimate the absence of top striker Randal Kolo Muani (suspended) and Jesper Lindström (injured).

“It has been a feature of us for a long time that we can compensate for failures defensively and offensively,” he said. Rafael Borre and Daichi Kamada are available as alternatives.