Viktor Hancharenka: We should aim to advance to play-off
Our head coach reacts to the UEFA Europa League draw.
— Espanyol needs no introduction, as they play in the strong league. This club has a good ball control, it has an organized defence and they can switch quickly to the attack. It will be two tough, but interesting games that will be a good test for our young squad.
I am also aware of the situation at Ludogorets, as I’ve talked many times with their representatives. The club develops in the right way. They have many Brazilian players in the squad so they may play like Espanyol. Also, they have played for the last five-seven years in the Champions League and Europa League and therefore they are well experienced.
For Ferencvárosi, as well as for Ludogorets, the Europa League matches will be the most important in the season. It’s a chance to show themselves. It won’t be easy to play against the Hungarian side, which underwent some changes under Sergey Rebrov management. Anything can happen in football, but we should aim to advance to play-off.