Lucien Favre in press conference before the Champions


Favre, excited: "I'm glad to play against Barça. Cruyff influenced my career"

Published:16/09/2019 - 16:31h

Updated:16/09/2019 - 16:31h

Lucien Favre, coach of Borussia Dortmund, spoke at a press conference in the previous match against FC Barcelona. The coach expressed his opinion about Messi's presence and made it clear that he is very excited to play against the Catalans

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Lucien Favre tries to go back to plant to the Borussia Dortmund in the peak of the Bundesliga and of Europe after several years of failures. The past season, the Germans competed in League until the last party and went by in front of the Bayern good part of the campaign. The aim for this course is can win him the League to the ones of Munich and do a good paper in Champions League.

But to be able to compete in League of Champions, the Borussia will have to classify in a group in which it competes against FC Barcelona and Inter of Milan. Precisely therefore, it can not give any point by stray and mark in front of the culés this Tuesday is fundamental. Lucien Favre spoke in the previous of the meeting in front of the Barcelona and left clear that his team has to be very concentrated to be able to take out something positive.

"We have to be presents in the field 90 or 95 minutes and keep us very concentrated. We have to prepare us very well in defence and it is necessary to watch his contras. They are very dangerous", explained the Swiss. To stop to the group barcelonista, the trainer will not be able to have the left side Niko Schulz, that is lesionado. "There is not any option that it play", aimed.

In spite of the importance of the party, Favre did not hide the thrilled that is for being able to play in front of the Barça. "It gladdens me a lot. In 1991 I was two weeks seeing the methods of training of Johan Cruyff in Barcelona and is something that has influenced in my career like trainer. I am a lover of the offensive game. It goes to be an exciting duel. I see to my very motivated players and satisfied", commented.

The born technician in Saint-Barthélemy also spoke of the possible presence of Leo Messi in the crash. The Argentinian has gone in in the list of summoned, but the trainer of the Dortmund thinks that will not play and that it is prompt to speak of this. "They go to play without Messi create. We gladden us that it avenges. But it does not know still", it explained.

The Barça without Messi for Favre

Favre, besides, dissected to the Barça without Messi in the team and left clear that keeps on being a dangerous team. "Without Messi play different. Now it is Griezmann and have recovered Suárez. I have seen the four parties. The Athletic presionó very well. The party in front of the Betis the team was better, especially in the second part. But they are used to to suffer. And now they have to Fati, a player of 16 years, and to Pérez. They are players very strong. With or without Messi", finalised.

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