Juan Mata sure of Man United Champions League progress
Juan Mata is convinced that Manchester United are capable of overturning their first-leg deficit against Olympiacos
Juan Mata is convinced that Manchester United are capable of overturning their first-leg deficit and beating Olympiacos to reach the Champions League last 16.
The Red Devils slumped to a surprise 2-0 loss in Greece last week to leave David Moyes’ men with an uphill task in trying to reach the quarter-finals.
But Mata, who is cup-tied in the competition, is backing United to turn the tie around in the return leg at Old Trafford on 19 March.
I think we can comeback at Old Trafford with an incredible atmosphere thanks to our fans
“After last weekend’s win against Crystal Palace, we could not win on Champions suffering a painful loss in Greece,” Mata wrote on his blog on grada360.com.
“Moreover, as I can’t play Champions League I had to watch the match at home and suffered as I couldn’t help!
“Nevertheless, although it’ll be difficult, I think we can comeback at Old Trafford with an incredible atmosphere thanks to our fans.”
Mata also backed his side to emerge out of a crucial run of fixtures this month as they look to claw their way back into the race for a top-four finish.
“A thrilling month is starting with five Premier games against important rivals such as Liverpool or Manchester City,” he said.
“We do know it is a crucial month to climb up positions on the League table and we are going to give our best to try and win every single match.”