Thursday December 12 2019
'Olimpico will motivate Wolfsberger'

Wolfsberger boss Mohamed Sahli has warned Roma that his side are eager to play at "a beautiful stadium", despite their Europa League fate already sealed.

The Austrians are bottom of Group J with just four points from five games and can therefore no longer qualify for the last 32, but Sahli made it clear they were looking to bow out on a high.

“This doesn’t mean that we are not motivated,” he said at a press conference.

“We will give our all on the field, just like we have done until now.

“It’s a beautiful stadium, playing here helps motivate us.”

He added it was difficult to compare Wolfsberger to Italian teams, who “usually sit back and wait”.

“To find an Italian team that might be comparable to Wolfsberger is very difficult.

“Italian teams usually sit back and wait, whilst Bundesliga teams tend to attack and move more.

“You could probably compare an Italian team to [RB] Salzburg.”

Roma must avoid defeat to progress into the knockout stages, but Sahli reiterated his team weren’t going to roll over for the Giallorossi.

“I will certainly not reveal them to you, but we have prepared in the best possible way for this match. We’ll see tomorrow.”

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