Standard takes the Thursday on the fourth match day of the Europa League group J against the Russian FK Krasnodar. Coach Michel Preud’homme sees his team in Russia for a pivotal moment as it wants to hibernate. “We have the same number of points as the two favorites in the group. We will have a few small notices need to go in Europe,” he said Wednesday.
Out of three races gathered Standard six points, just like Seville and Krasnodar. With a victory in Russia, the people of liège Thursday a gold case. At home won the Rouches with 2-1. “Krasnodar has at Sclessin already proven to be an excellent team. We will at the very least on the same level as in the first leg in order to pick up,” said Preud’homme.
Mehdi Carcela played in Russia, when he from 2011 to 2013, Anzhi Makhatchkala came out. He expected to be a tricky match. “It is up to us to be compact and defensive, be attentive to continue, because it will go fast. In the front they find each other very easy,” said the attacker. “It gives me something to be back here. I keep very good memories of Russia, both to the league and the world cup.”
After four matches without victory in the Jupiler Pro Laegue, remains Carcela ambitious for the Europa League. “This is the ideal time for our back to rights. We will do everything for a good result, so our course in Europe to be able to continue.”