Stratev urges players to show no fear

28 July 2010 10:51
FK Rabotnicki coach Zoran Stratev has told his team they have nothing to fear from Liverpool in their Europa League third qualifying round tie [LNB] Liverpool have travelled for the clash at Skopje's Philip II Stadium with an under-strength squad after Roy Hodgson chose not to risk a number of World Cup players.[LNB]The Reds also still have another 18 days to wait before their Premier League campaign begins while Macedonia's domestic competition begins this weekend.[LNB]Stratev, whose side finished second in Macedonia last term, said: "We know Liverpool are a better team than us but we are ready to play for our country and for ourselves and to show the world we know how to play football.[LNB]"There is no reason for us to be afraid, we do not have anything to lose.[LNB]"I am expecting a wonderful match and I believe the players are ready to give it their best.[LNB]"After the match we will see if we have done enough to get a result. We expect a wonderful atmosphere at the stadium."[LNB]Rabotnicki, who have already beaten Lusitans of Andorra and Armenian side Mika to reach this stage, head to Anfield for the second leg next week.

Source: Team_Talk