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Eintracht Frankfurt made it a bit tough for Chelsea in Germany last week Thursday as the Blues had to come from behind and play out a 1-1 draw with the German side in the first leg of the Europa League semifinal clash.
Chelsea head into the second leg with an away goal advantage, and the Blues were in good form on Sunday as they defeated Watford 3-0 to seal qualification for next season’s Champions League.
Eintracht Frankfurt also played in the German Bundesliga on Sunday as they went away to Bayer Leverkusen, and Eintracht manager Adi Hutter made four changes to his side for the match between the fourth and fifth placed sides in the Bundesliga. It was really bad for Eintracht as they conceded six goals in the opening half, and ended up losing the game 6-1.
Speaking ahead of Thursday’s Europa League semifinal clash at Stamford Bridge, Eintracht Frankfurt sporting director Fredi Bobic has still sent warning to Chelsea that his side will bounce back.
“You have days like this. Unfortunately, it was a historic game and not in the way we would’ve liked,” said Bobic, as reported by the club’s official website.
“One mustn’t forget that this is only our second defeat of the second half of the season. It means nothing for Thursday. We have four days until then and everything’s possible in London.
“We’ve had a great season so far and we’ll keep going.”
Frankfurt boss Adi Hutter also believes his side will do well against Chelsea.
Added Hutter: “It’s a dark day. We played badly and the defeat is a painful one. The criticism is certainly justified. We had no mental or physical freshness and we never got into our game.
“I have no doubt we’ll put on a different display on Thursday. Our heads will be clear by then.”