Ogbonna confident ahead of OT bow

Angelo_Ogbonna_BGR-ITA_2012Angelo Ogbonna is ready for his Old Trafford bow and believes we have every chance of turning over the bookies odds.
Speaking to the official site he said:“I feel good, I am very grateful to be back in the squad, now I have my chance to show what I can do.”

And despite the missing players he declared: “We have prepared really well for today, we are not afraid; we are ready to do good things -the coaches have prepared us very well for every situation.

“It’s my first time playing at Old Trafford and I am really looking forward to it. We have no reason to fear Manchester United, we are powerful ourselves to do our job.”

He explained: “We are missing some good attacking players of course, Sakho, Payet and Valencia are important for us but we don’t need to change the way we play. We attack as a team, and we defend as a team, always.

“If we had a chance in the final minute, of all our players I would want Sakho to be the one to shoot. Over 90 minutes, I have never seen a striker run as much as he does; he never gives up for the team. Every time we lose the ball, he runs after it. He runs, he fights, he never complains.

“But every time we lose a player, we have another player to cover that position; the quality of this team lies in the group.”

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