07 March 2012

Dutt: “We have nothing to lose and a lot to win”

The Bayer 04 Leverkusen manager knows that they are in a difficult situation after losing 3-1 at home but “if we play like we did in the second half of the first leg, Barça will have to work very hard”.

Dutt has no plans to rest any players because “this is a chance to test ourselves against the best and we have to play against the best”.

Striker Kiessling said that whatever happens at the Camp Nou they want to go home knowing that they played a good game.

Robin Dutt has arrived in Barcelona intending "to get a good result ... to get lots of recognition and good vibrations". The Bayer 04 Leverkusen boss reckons that they are coming to the Camp Nou with "nothing to lose and a lot to win". The 3-1 deficit leaves his team with a mountain climb, but he feels they learned a lot from their meeting in Germany a fortnight ago. "If we play like we did in the first half of that match, we won't be happy, but if we play like we did in the second, when we generated much more pressure, Barça will have to work very hard." He added that they need to avoid giving away the ball so easily. "We have to chase the ball, fight for it, go forwards and take all the chances we get".

Robin Dutt's striker Stefan Kiessling also spoke to the press, and agreed that "we want to play a good game and see what can happen after 90 minutes." He mentioned the 4,000 German fans that will be there with them at the Camp Nou. "We have to play well for ourselves and for them ... the happiness and excitement about playing at a stadium like FC Barcelona's are enormous". (via FCBarcelona.com)