The manager spoke to the media this afternoon from the team hotel in Lisbon via Zoom. To watch the full press conference on RedTV, please click the red button.
“We’ve not really thought about any problems that they’ve had at their end, it’s out of our control. Since we came through the last round, we’ve always thought that the game would go ahead and so we’ve concentrated on ourselves an being ready for it.
“Their preparation hasn’t been ideal obviously, but you don’t want to get sucked into thinking about that, you can’t take your eye off the ball. Sporting Lisbon are a huge club, they’ve got a big squad, they have lots of very good footballers to choose from and we know they will put out a very good team.”