Coppell makes Euro stance

19 October 2007 08:50
Reading boss Steve Coppell believes he was right to dismiss the prospect of European football last season, the Royals' first in the top-flight of English football. Coppell's side missed out on a UEFA Cup spot by just one point last term, as they drew 3-3 at Blackburn Rovers on the final day of the season. Ahead of the meeting of the same two sides at Ewood Park this weekend, Coppell said: "The last time we went to Blackburn, it was a terrific game that epitomised what we were about - we were behind three times and came back three times. "It was a really entertaining fixture, but my agenda had been set before then anyway. "And my thoughts on European qualification would have been proved true by now. I had said before I wasn't bothered about Europe and literally I wasn't. "I was delighted we were where we were. We had made history for the club and that was enough. I'm never one to be greedy."

Source: ESA