Debut as a Champions League manager, can you sum up how you feel?
Proud and excited I would say. It’s been a long time for the club since we’ve been in the competition and obviously the first time for me as a manager as well. Really looking forward to it.
Can you sense it around the training ground?
Yes, and we’ve been chasing it and fighting for it and now we’ve got it. Now we have to make the most out of it and it starts at home.
I’m sure our all supporters will be really excited for it and to manage that and to as well enjoy the challenge.
On Gabriel Martinelli
Yeah, he felt something in his hamstring and we need to do some further tests to see if there’s some big damage or not but he will be out for tomorrow’s game that’s for sure.
North London Derby, will he be ready?
It’s a possibility we don’t know yet. As I said we need some more tests and then see what happens.
If you’re asked who will start up front, in midfield, in defence, goalkeeper, you won’t tell me?
Are you confident with this Arsenal side with this group?
Well, that’s what we want to do and this is football. Tomorrow we are going to play against a really good team, they’ve not lost a game they’ve won the majority of their games.
They’re used to winning like every other team that is in the Champions League and it will be a really tough test I am sure about that.
A young squad, but with Jorginho and Havertz who have won it before, how important is their experience?
It’s great to have a mixture and the excitement that creates to play for the first time, I sense it. There are players that have played for many years, some of them have won it. It just makes that it that experience and desire to make your debut in the right, to perform at the highestRead on football.london