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Slavia Praha’s Ivan Schranz: “We want to show our quality against Roma.”

Slavia Prague's Slovak forward #26 Ivan Schranz celebrates after scoring the 4-0 goal during the UEFA Europa League Group G football match between Slavia Prague and FC Sheriff in Prague, Czech Republic on October 5, 2023. (Photo by Michal Cizek / AFP) (Photo by MICHAL CIZEK/AFP via Getty Images)
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Slavia Praha forward Ivan Schranz admitted he’s eager for tomorrow’s Europa League group clash against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.

The Czech side currently lead Group G thanks to their superior goal difference. However, they face their toughest test of the group stage on Thursday evening when they encounter Jose Mourinho’s men in the Italian capital.

“We have six points and the situation in the group is great. For me, I feel that the Europa League, or European matches in general, suit us more, because we can go for it more against European clubs,” said Schranz at a pre-match press conference.

“It’s easier to attack, as we have more space because these clubs are used to having it their own way in their domestic leagues. So, they try to play more and that’s when football becomes enjoyable.”

He continued, “It’s an honour for us to have a manager like Mourinho watching our games and praising us, so we’re grateful and looking forward to it.”

“We fight in the qualifying rounds, every year in the league to play European football the following season and to play against clubs like (Roma) and to visit other places and stadiums in Europe. We want to show our quality and strength against them.”

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