Celta ‘need perfect performance’

Celta Vigo will need a ‘perfect performance’ at Old Trafford if they are to progress to the Europa League final, says Coach Eduardo Berizzo.

The Galicians trail 1-0 after a first leg defeat at Balaidos when they were downed by a Marcus Rashford free-kick, while the Red Devils have never been eliminated from a European knockout competition after winning the first leg away from home.

"We need to put in another perfect performance,'' Berizzo stated in his pre-match press conference.

"They deserve this game as a reward for their hard work and they deserve to play well and to put in a good performance.

"It's a just reward for all our hard work in this competition.

"We started 10 months ago and wanted to see how far we could go.

"I really hope the occasion allows them to go out and give a great account of themselves.''

"It doesn't matter what games I've played, the main thing is for the club. The next game is always the most important.

"Tomorrow represents a massive hurdle for Celta. This in itself is a motivation.

"Having nearly 3,000 people travelling all the way from Spain, even after losing the first leg 1-0, those fans didn't give up, even against the most powerful team in the world with 70,000 of their own fans.

"We've got to go with the attitude that in football, everything is possible.''

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