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Fulham boss Marco Silva anticipates entertaining clash

last updated Tuesday 21st September 2021, 10:22 AM

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Fulham coach Marco Silva is anticipating an entertaining clash when Fulham host Leeds United in the Carabao Cup.

With both teams preferring to play football on the front foot, it could be an exciting affair at the Cottage on Tuesday evening.

“I think so and I hope so,” Silva replied when asked if the two teams’ styles bodes well for a good game.

“We have to be aggressive, we have to match their intensity because they have a lot of individual and collective quality.

“They always have a high intensity on the pitch, they have very good pace in their front players as well, and a very good manager.

“We want to match them. We like this competition and we want to do well in this competition.”

The cup tie gives Silva the opportunity to have a tactical battle with Marcelo Bielsa, someone he holds in high regard.

“It will be a tough game against a very strong side with a very good manager,” he said. “Marcelo as a coach has always had many different ideas with the way he likes to play. It’s always a really intense game, their press is always really high.

“If you want to match them and fight for the result, then the intensity of the game will be higher 100 per cent, but it’s up to us to match it, and after to show our quality as well.

“It will be a really tough one, but we are here, we play at home and want to show our fans that we are here to fight and try to go through in the competition.”

Source Charlie Harris at Fulham FC
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