Scoring Elia proud of Basaksehir despite defeat against Sevilla
Eljero Elia is that Istanbul Basaksehir will not need to panic after the 1-2 defeat Wednesday against Sevilla in the first half of the play-offs in the Champions League.
“The duels in the third qualifying round with Club Brugge and we took it as a final because we are necessarily in the group stage of a European cup wanted. From there we had to then build on that,” said the 30-year-old Dutch attacker compared to SBS6.
The diptych with Seville see Elijah as a plus for his club. “I am proud that we have this competition have played, and that we Sevilla sufficient opposition have offered.”
Elijah demanded in the meeting in Turkey a leading role for himself in the 64th minute for the 1-1. A goal where according to the born Hagenaar often is trained.
“I often say against Alexandru Epureanu that he hit the ball deep on me. Fortunately, he did that today and I shot the ball counter by the legs of the goalkeeper of Seville.”
Elijah and Mertens scoring in the CL play-offs
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Both clubs had visible difficulty in the circumstances in Istanbul, where the constant hard rain. “It was really difficult”, recognized Elijah. “My shoes were completely filled with water. I was therefore also the increasingly heavy legs.”
Elia has, despite the bad starting position of confidence that Istanbul Basaksehir next week in Seville, run for your life still can save. “We have an experienced team. Our guys have in the past for hotter fire stood. We have nothing to lose so should just full flight.”
Elijah follows to his old club Feyenoord is still on the foot. “I watch almost every game of them. I’m also still in the groepsapp. They have much more young talents. Here are mainly players who already for a longer time at the highest level.”
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