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"It is about believing that you can get something out of it and giving it a massive go"

Thomas Frank on tonight's trip to Manchester City

9 February 2022

Thomas Frank sat down with the media on Tuesday to preview tonight's trip to Premier League leaders Manchester City. As well as the visit to The Etihad, Thomas spoke about Christian Eriksen's arrival, gave the injury latest, and discussed why he feels an improvement in our form isn't far away. Watch his full Press Conference below. 

Team Latest …

Bryan Mbeumo and Yoane Wissa are both available and can be selected for the team tomorrow. That is a positive.

Tariqe Fosu is fit and has trained fully with the team this week. That’s very positive. He needs to get some minutes before we consider him for selection. Next week we will play a friendly match and those will be his first match minutes.  

David Raya will start tomorrow. 

Christian Eriksen Fitness …

It is very good to see him out there. I spoke to Christian after training and he’s just very pleased and happy to be back part of a team and a club again. Because of the way that he is, he is blending in fantastically with the culture we have here.

It’s something we’ll constantly speak with him about. One thing is for sure; he’ll not play against Manchester City. We’ll take it day by day. He is looking good, but we need to get some match minutes into him in a friendly before we put him out there.

Facing the League Leaders …

If we go and get something out of the match it’ll be one of the biggest surprises in this year’s Premier League. Manchester City are the clear number one in the league, playing some brilliant football and having a fantastic season.

Taking that aside it’s still 11 vs 11 tomorrow night. We are looking forward to a massive challenge, maybe our biggest of the season, but it is about believing that you can get something out of it and giving it a massive go.

They won the [home] game but we managed to give away very little in the game. Hopefully, we can do that again. We know that we need to defend unbelievably well, run more than City, and be good on set pieces in both boxes. Then it’s very important we are brave and aggressive.

Turning around the results …

It definitely feels like the smallest error is getting punished at the moment. We know it’s a matter of time before this turns around and goes the other way as long as we put solid performances in. If you look at the last three games in the Premier League. Liverpool I thought we played a very good hour, another good 70 minutes against Manchester United, and the Wolves game was a very solid performance. If we can keep repeating that then I’m convinced it will turn.

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