Thursday April 20 2017
'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

"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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