Markus Krösche comments on Eintracht Frankfurt’s Champions League tie: “Napoli is a tough draw

On Monday, Eintracht Frankfurt learned that they would face Napoli in the round of 16 in the Champions League. Reacting to the tie, SGE sporting director Markus Krösche praised the Serie A leaders.

“Napoli is a tough draw,” said Krösche. “They’re six points clear at the top of Serie A and have an outstanding coach in Luciano Spalletti. They have a lot of quality in their squad and with players like Piotr Zielinski and Giovanni Di Lorenzo, they have a wealth of experience. That said, and with all due respect, we definitely want to reach the quarter-finals. We’re looking forward to the tie from a sporting perspective.”

Frankfurt finished second in their group behind Tottenham Hotspur. In the final matchday they beat Sporting 2-1 with goals from Daichi Kamada and Randal Kolo-Muani to secure their place in the next round.

Napoli finished top of their group with 15 points only losing their last game of the group stage 2-0 away at Liverpool. The Partenopei are also six points clear of second place Milan after 13 games.

GGFN | Jack Meenan

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