The Gunners coach believes the possibility of winning the Europa League to qualify to the Champions League is very high for his team.
According to Arsenal’s coach Unai Emery, the way to the UEFA Champions League started in the Europa League for his team.
“We started with two possibilities to go to the Champions League. The first is through the Premier League and the second is to go through the Europa League,” Emery told the club’s official website.
“We want to play for the possibility to take one title and the second is to enter the Champions League if we win that. But we knew it was going to be difficult and we finished in the Premier League without that possibility.”
“But we are in this competition with that opportunity tomorrow. With big ambition, a strong mentality and full motivation we can do it. I want to enjoy tomorrow, I want to play in matches like that, these moments – semi-finals against difficult teams, away – for one important target. After that, I think it is all positive for us,” he added.
“I don’t think so. It’s not a condition for me, I am one coach in my past and in my present, thinking of all I can do.”
“Being positive and working to take our work to go ahead and move ahead for our collective and individual objectives,” he commented.
“I worked in the past and I am working in the present with being very demanding of myself and giving my players the same mentality. It’s not for feeling pressure like a negative. I think by being demanding, positively.”