Press conference

Kolasinac - Why Frankfurt pose major threat

Sead Kolasinac in Europe before our Europa League opener

There’s no doubting the task facing us when we travel to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday evening.

Tomorrow’s opposition have pedigree in this competition, having reached the Europa League semi-final last season. Adi Hutter’s side were particularly impressive at home during that run, going unbeaten at Commerzbank-Arena - a run of form noted by Sead Kolasinac.

“Of course I followed Frankfurt in the Europa League last season,” Kolasinac said at our pre-match press conference. “At home, they turned matches around that weren’t easy [to win]. 

“We know what’s in front of us tomorrow, especially in the stadium, but we’re looking forward to starting in the Europa League and that we start here in Frankfurt. As I’ve said, we’ll focus on our game and try to deliver our game plan on the pitch.

“I’ve played in a few matches in Frankfurt before and we all know that Frankfurt are strong at home, especially with their fans. But we want to focus on our game and try to win the match over 90 minutes.”