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Torreira - We're confident we can turn it around

We may have lost the first leg of our Europa League last-16 clash against Rennes, but Lucas Torreira is confident we can turn another tie around.

We did the same against BATE Borisov in the previous round, albeit from a narrower scoreline, but our Uruguay international feels we have enough quality to reach the quarter finals.

That belief has been further fuelled by Alex Lacazette's return after his suspension was cut on appeal, and Torreira feels the in-form striker will provide a big boost on Thursday.

"We all know how important Alex Lacazette is to us as a group and obviously the more players we have available, the better it is because we do have some quality players, particularly in midfield and up top," he said. 

"Hopefully we will be able to make that danger pay. Let’s just hope that Lacazette can help us to achieve the result.

"Obviously we had the situation in the last round where we had to turn the tie around. I think in terms of the game last week [in Rennes] it was a very different game until the red card to Sokratis.

"I think we were in control of the match and we’d obviously taken an early lead, but the red card did change things and Rennes were able to take advantage of things. With that being said, we do have confidence that we’re going to give a very big performance and go through to the next round."

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