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Bohemian boss Keith Long has promised that his team will impose their style on PAOK in today’s clash with the Greek powerhouses instead of closing the store.
The Gypsies are massive underdogs in the third round of the Europa Conference League, but are supported by 8,000 fans in the Aviva Stadium when they play against a team full of national players, including ex-Man United and Borussia Dortmund star Shinji Kagawa.Long says his team will try to maintain the offensive principles that have carried them through the previous rounds, even though PAOK is a few rungs up the ladder.
“We’re going to go up to a real level tomorrow, but I have to believe what we are, who we are as a group and what we stand for as a team, “says Long.
” There’s no point in coming here if we’re not ready to test ourselves. If only we the store we want to close, get bodies behind the ball and contain and counter, we can do all these things and we could still lose we have to try to be true to ourselves and we want to try to impose ourselves on the opposition.
“We want to play a game with speed and intensity, we want to play fast attacking football and bring our broad players into play. We want to get our key players on the ball as well as possible. We have to show that we trust each other and try to cause them as many problems as possible. “
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