Rafael Santos Borré sends an ambitious statement to Barcelona before the Europa League game


The aspirations of the players of the Colombian National Team will always be to appear in the most important tournaments in the world, just as Luis Díaz is doing in the Champions League; there are other referents of the coffee table that seek, in the rest of the season, to do their best.

One of them is Rafael Santos Borré, who hopes to continue in his process of adapting to European football. On his way, he will have important challenges like the one he will have this Thursday (April 7) when he faces with Eintracht Frankfurt the always favorite Barcelona.

In a previous interview for the Spanish media Mundo Deportivo, the Colombian made an analysis of this game for the Europa League: “Facing Barcelona is a special game. It is important because it means a lot and it is a rival that deserves a good preparation, knowing that it is one of the best in the world. It is also special because our people are going to live it in a good way, they are going to feel it. And for us it will also be important what we can show them”.

In a complementary way, he told details of the present that his club is experiencing and the positive aspects to face the quarterfinal key: “With this new project and this new coach they come in handy, very strong. It is a team that, little by little, is finding itself well, feeling comfortable in the games. And, as I told you, for the people here in Germany it is a great illusion to be able to face a team like this that is in a good moment”

Finally, during the extensive conversation, he dared to show his confidence for the confrontation and the first game, assuring that: “We will win 2-1 with my goal.”

The draw that took place this Friday the 18th in Lyon, France, left Frankfurt as a rival to nothing more and nothing less than Barcelona from Spain, a team that is the clear favorite to win the title this season. It should be noted that Xavi’s team has just left historical rivals like Nápoli and Galatasaray on the road.

For Borré’s team, this will be the greatest challenge of the season, and despite knowing of the greatness of their rival, their coach, Olivar Glasner, assured that his pupils reacted in the best way upon learning of this clash. “When the name of Barcelona came out there was jubilation and happiness, it is a name that says a lot,” Glasner said.

“The players left later, but I called them back and reminded them that the semifinals were also being drawn and that Barcelona should not be our last station. We are confident that we will overcome this obstacle,” added the strategist.

In addition, from Eintracht a challenge was launched against Barcelona, ​​remembering that it was already able to eliminate Betis, other teams from the upper area of ​​the Spanish LaLiga. “I say it in a somewhat crude and provocative way: whoever is capable of eliminating the fifth in the league is also capable of eliminating the third,” said the Eintracht coach.

“The team, the club and the city wanted an opponent as attractive as Barcelona. We don’t have to be stunned with admiration for them, we want to go to the semifinals”, he pointed out.

The first leg of the quarterfinals between Teutons and Spaniards is scheduled for this Thursday, April 7 in Germany, while the second leg will be a week later at the Camp Nou.

This will be the quarterfinal matches

First leg: April 7; return: April 14

Sporting Braga (POR) – Glasgow Rangers (SCO)

Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) – FC Barcelona (ESP)

RB Leipzig (GER) – Atalanta (ITA)

West Ham (ENG) – Lyon (FRA)