Wednesday , July 24 2024

Di Maria: We Are ‘Confident’

It’s true that it was a very difficult match. The first match is always tough because the two teams don’t know each other, you have to work each other out. The second leg will be different. We need to try and play better. It’s a shame to have conceded those two goals at the Parc, which does make it more difficult to try and qualify. It won’t be easy to win in Manchester, but we have the players capable of scoring and getting the result we need.”

“We need to play the way we know how: control the ball, attack and take the chances that come our way. That’s how we’ve won our matches up until this point. It’s our style. Our opponents use up a lot of energy chasing the ball and then we hit them where it hurts.

”It is easier knowing that we have to win to go through. We don’t have any other choice, even if we are up against a quality opponent. But I think by doing things the way we know how, we can win this match.”We have an entire squad, not just the starting XI and then the others. And this is a Champions League quarter-final and, after the first leg, we know we must win in Manchester to reach our objectives. We are confident we can do it. Obviously it won’t be easy, because Manchester City are a great side, but we have to do our best to win this match.”

“There is always a great atmosphere inside that ground. It’s nice for a player to play in front of that kind of atmosphere. The fans support their side throughout the match, yes, but it will also have a positive effect on us too. Our fans will also be there so we can count on them to cheer us on.”

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