“First, they know the way of playing,” Erik told MUTV about Pellistri and all of his younger players. “They know the rules, the principles of our game. Tactically, we expect from him today, runs in behind the line, the defending line, because there is a weakness, a weak spot from them. So we have to test them there and he can do the job.”
Maguire and Malacia coming into the defence was also discussed by the boss.
“As well, but also with them two, they are outstanding players,” he added. “They have proved that many times. We see it every time in training, they both train very well, and I also think that we can trust them and they have to do the job today.”
In terms of a message to his side, it was simple. “Win the game,” he instructed.