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Gross demanding brains and brawn

February 23rd, 2010 No comments

phpPeTWJYThey may be “the best club side in the world” but VfB Stuttgart coach Christian Gross believes a “very brave” and “very clever” performance from his team could upset FC Barcelona on Tuesday.

VfB Stuttgart coach Christian Gross regards first knockout round opponents FC Barcelona as “the best club side in the world”, but he has warned the European champions his team will have “absolutely nothing to lose” in Tuesday’s opening leg. That message seems to have got through too, with Barça’s Josep Guardiola approaching the encounter praising the home side’s “German qualities”.

Christian Gross, Stuttgart coach
We’re looking forward to these two games. We know that we’re up against the best club side in the world and the utmost will be asked of us. It’s well known that teams rise to the occasion and that’s exactly what we have to do to get a good result ahead of the return match. We have to be highly focused, especially when we have possession, as there’s no other side as strong as they are when it comes to switching between attack and defence. Read more…

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