Vitesse manager Thomas Letsch: “It’s great to compete against Roma.”

Thomas Letsch of Vitesse
Andy Mattioli

Thomas Letsch, the manager in charge of Roma’s upcoming Conference League opponent Vitesse, previewed Thursday night’s game in a statement released by the official club’s website.

“We didn’t expect to be here, everyone thought we would stop at the group stage. And now we are here in the round of sixteen.”

“It’s another great chance to go up against a wonderful club, which would also assert itself in the Champions League as well, no doubt about it. We don’t just want to have fun – we also want to show our best side and play our chances.”

“It’s great to be able to compete against such a big team in Serie A. They have a lot of individual qualities, but they really play as a team.”

“In attack they have top players like Abraham, Mkhitaryan and Pellegrini, but they are also strong behind. Roma defends very well, in a compact way and always starts dangerously quickly.”

“Naturally, it is nice to face Mourinho, he has an incredibly history on the European stage.”

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