Nigerian international and Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine forward, Kayode Olarenwaju is confident his side can progress to the Round of 16 of the Europa League despite playing a 2-2 draw in the first leg in Ukraine seven days ago, AOIFootball.com reports.
Kayode, who was on the bench for the first leg draw at home to Eintracht Frankfurt last Thursday, told AOIFootball.com exclusively ahead of the team’s departure to Germany that they have corrected their mistakes and will progress at the expense of their hosts.
“We know we are in a tight situation following our first leg result in Ukraine as they scored two away goals and are confident but we also believe we can score the needed goals to qualify.
“In the first leg we had an early setback and played most of the match with 10 men but hopefully on Thursday we won’t be in such a situation,” Kayode said.
The former Manchester City player further posited that he hopes to impress the coach later Wednesday evening when the team goes out for their final training session having impressed in the club’s mid-season friendlies.