“A very tight, physical game”

Oliver Glasner and Djibril Sow on upcoming opponents Marseille, high confidence levels and personnel options.

After Eintracht’s final training session ahead of their fifth UEFA Champions League group game of the season, Oliver Glasner and Djibril Sow fielded questions from the media on Tuesday afternoon. The duo spoke about…

…Eintracht’s approach

Oliver Glasner: “We feel ready for anything. The games against Leverkusen and Mönchengladbach gave us additional self-belief and I can see that in the players at the moment. We all know that if we’re to stay in Europe beyond the winter, our best bet is to beat Marseille.”

Djibril Sow: “Our complete focus is on tomorrow’s game and getting the three points. There’s great excitement and we have a lot of self-confidence. We’ve been playing attractive, effective football lately.”

...opponents Olympique de Marseille

Oliver Glasner: “I’m expecting a very tight, physical game, because Olympique obviously know we can no longer catch them if they win. I’m expecting them to line up in their usual 3-4-3 with plenty of man-to-man marking and high intensity.”


Oliver Glasner: “Hrvoje Smolcic will start – we’ll see where exactly tomorrow. Jérôme Onguéné is also back with us and an option. The lads with the most freshness will play tomorrow.”

…Djibril Sow’s role

Djibril Sow: “As ever, I try to incorporate my strengths into our game and help my team-mates. The most important thing is to go into the game with positivity and keep concentration and communication levels high.”