The Danish side faces Man United in the quarterfinals in Cologne on Monday to cause a huge shock.
Copenhagen needs a perfect game against Manchester United
Stale Solbakken said that Copenhagen needs to be “perfect” to upset Manchester United in the Europa League. The Danish side faces Man United in the quarterfinals in Cologne on Monday to cause a huge shock. In preparation for the 2020-21 Super League season, Copenhagen beat Basaksehir Istanbul in the last 16, securing a 3-0 second-leg win on Wednesday thanks to a pair of goals from Jonas Wind and another from Rasmus Falk. But Solbakken said the only perfection would be enough for his side against United, who have only lost one of their last 23 games. “To beat Man United, we have to play perfectly. We need a little luck. Maybe we need a United that does not fire on all the cylinders,” he said at a press conference.
Man Utd are the best Premier League team
“We have to be perfect on the defensive. We need to take one or two or three chances that we get during this game. The chances are not great, but this advantage is no more than 180 minutes, but 90 minutes. After the season, we had a week hiatus, and when the players came back from that, we were able to get a couple of players ready to play that were vital to us before. “The team have a good feeling after a 3-0 win, but you shouldn’t bet your home on us and we will give everything”. When asked about the threat United was, he had no illusions about the task at hand. “We will have to face the best Premier League team since the coronavirus burst,” he said.
“We saw, among other things, how they beat LASK 5-0 with their B team, so whoever they took on the field, we will naturally have great respect.
“They have a lot of fast players, they play fast and are good on the counter-attack after Bruno Fernandes signed, and they team up very quickly in the park. So there is a lot to be nervous about, but we have to stick to our plan and see how far it goes. We are preparing exactly as we usually do for the European match, and as always, we are well prepared for the opposition”. Copenhagen have already faced British opponents in the Europa League this season, eliminating 4-2 Celtic on aggregate.