on the result
"It is a big step for qualification, but we want to finish the job at home. We mastered well our passing and physically were quite sharp. Our main problem was mental. We had not to get frustrated and keep passing and wait for opportunity to score - that is what we did. I expected to suffer in the second half but the work we did in the first half paid off."

on Dinamo's tactics
"They surprised me because they played with five defenders, four midfielders and one striker and tried to catch us on the break. We had to adapt. It nearly worked in the first half because they were dangerous. For us it was a question not to be frustrated. We had a lot of possession without really being dangerous. They defended very intelligently. It was a question of do we make the fatal mistake or are we patient enough to find our chances and stick to our game? That was the poker game tonight. It went for us because we mastered our collective and our team play."

on the youth of the side
"We had a very young team out and that shows this team is full of promise because they are not scared to play. You take the average of our team tonight and you can only say it is amazing how these guys master the technical, tactical side but the stressful side of these games. There was a lot at stake and nerves-wise we dealt well with the problems we faced."

on Cesc Fabregas
"He is only 19 and just looks like he has grown again. He is already a hell of a midfielder but if he starts scoring goals... when he was a young boy he was scoring goals. When you are between 17 and 19 it is a bit more difficult but you know he has that in the locker. When he adds physical strength to the rest of his game then you know he will score goals."

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9 Aug 2006