‘Risk taking’ Genk confident

Genk Coach Albert Stuivenberg insists his side are capable of defeating Celta Vigo and progressing to the Europa League semi finals.

The Belgian side trail 3-2 from the first leg but their two away goals in Galicia puts them in a strong position going into the second leg, where they will once again ‘take risks’.

"We now have to play to win. We always do. But you can get in a match at a point where you waver between two opinions, we need to look forward. That's why we need a clear plan," Stuivenberg is quoted as saying by UEFA.com.

"I have not seen that much nervousness in the group. There is a lot at stake but our preparation is no different. It's nice that we can play in front of a full house (at the Cristal Arena).

"I think the team deserves that. Our fans know that they see a team that is always combative, always wants to play good football and dares to take risks. We hope we can generate additional power with their support to put down a good result."

Goalkeeper Mathew Ryan added: "It's definitely one of the most important (games) of my career. As a footballer you dream of playing this kind of game. To play in the quarter-finals of the Europa League is a good feeling but we hope also to continue into the semi-finals."

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