On the positives from the game...

"We were a very young team and we did not lose our nerve, did not panic and in the end maybe our technical superiority allowed us to score two goals. That is a massive advantage for the second leg but we will be on our toes." 

On Twente’s tactics...

"They imposed a very physical game on us, with man-marking all over the pitch. They did that with a lot of belief and spirit. That demands a lot of physical effort and the players gave it to Steve McClaren tonight. They gave us a tough game and credit to them."

On the way the game developed...

“In the first half, they had some chances, but in the second half we slowly took over. They have given so much in the first half, they could not keep the same pace and tightness in their marking. From then on, we looked more comfortable."

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