Babich: Bordeaux now not stronger than djurgården

Бабич: Бордо сейчас не сильнее Юргордена

Mentor Mariupol believes that his team and Bordeaux have equal chances to advance to the knockout stages of the Europa League.

Head coach Mariupol Alexander Babich has shared expectations from confrontation with Bordeaux in the third qualifying round of the Europa League.

“In Mariupol nobody believed, but the team due to their collective action has proved that it is possible to play against any opponent.

There were fears in the sense that after a major defeat in the championship from the Gum guys don’t have time to mentally recover for the match against Djurgården. If the Gums of Mariupol played well in the game against Sweden, we would apply our normal game pattern. But this loss has given us much food for thought, and the best of what we have come as a result of the analysis, Mariupol managed to show in the return game with Djurgården.

Next, we have Bordeaux – eminent rival, but it seems to me, on the game he’s not stronger than djurgården. There is a strategy the two-legged tie, so after the meeting with Arsenal will think about how to build their game in the home match. It is very important to liberate the guys that they played in their strength. Then we will have a good chance to overcome the French barrier.

Chances are, I think, somewhere 50 to 50,” said Babich in an interview

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We will remind, in Mariupol more time passed djurgården in the UEFA Europa League. See also video of goals and video highlights Mariupol – djurgården.

In the next step, the Ukrainian club will compete with Bordeaux.

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