HOME  | EDITORIAL STAFF CONTACT US  | MOBILE  | RSS
BREAKING NEWS:
      
Premier League (England)

ARSENAL, Podolski: "Schalke will be toughest test yet"

23.10.2012 12.15 by TM W  read 1952
Source: Arsenal.com
© foto di Giuseppe Celeste/Image Sport

Lukas Podolski has warned that Arsenal will face "something special" when they take on Schalke home and away in the next two Champions League fixtures, and believes taking maximum points at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday could be crucial.

Schalke are currently third in the Bundesliga - where they finished last season - and come into this game on the back of an impressive 2-1 win at local rivals Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

"Schalke is a very strong team, the strongest we will face in the group stage," Podolski told the Official Matchday Programme.

"If we can win this game we will be very well placed. Schalke are a good team though, they are something special at home, with their fans behind them, so we will want the three points at home.

"I know their coach, Huub Stevens, very well because he coached me for a season when I was at Cologne. They will be tough to beat, but we must go for the three points."

The Germany international also revealed he has a good recent record against Schalke.

"Yes, I have a good history with them," he said. "I think in each of the past two or three games I played against them I have scored, so I quite like playing against them. Hopefully I can do it again in the Champions League."


Transfer Market Web news: football - soccer transfer news and rumors
Other news Premier League (England)
Other news
Highlight

ITALY/ AC MILAN, Willing to sign Darmian back

According to what reported by Sport Mediaset, AC Milan management, since possibly letting both Ignazio Abate and Mattia De Sciglio leave, are willing to sign Italian international right backwing Matteo Darmian (24), who had been a youth player for Rossoneri. Currently on a...

JUVENTUS, 23-man travelling party for Benfica

Juve boss Antonio Conte has called up a 23-man Bianconeri group for the trip to face Benfica in Thursday 24 April’s Europa League...

ATLETICO MADRID, Filipe Luís: "Chelsea? The return leg is completely open"

Club Atlético de Madrid's players were in philosophical mood following Tuesday's 0-0 draw against Chelsea FC, Filipe Luís...

CHELSEA, Cahill: "Respectful of how good and strong Atlético have been"

Defender Gary Cahill told UEFA.com that Chelsea FC were beginning to dream of a possible UEFA Champions League final, now they are just a game...

BORUSSIA D., Klopp: "Barcelona? The fans can remain calm"

As reported by Sportmediaset, Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has turned out the rumors regarding a possible future at Barcelona by...

MONACO, Berbatov: "I would like to stay"

Interviewed by L'Equipe, Monaco forward Dimitar Berbatov has declared: "My future? At the moment everything is fine, I play and score....
   Editore: TC&C srl web content publisher since 1994 Partita IVA 01488100510