新聖徒對陣林菲爾德(星期二)

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新聖徒對陣林菲爾德(星期二)

最後更新於.從歐洲冠軍聯賽部分

老闆Anthony Limbrick對新聖徒在缺席三年後重返歐洲冠軍聯賽感到欣慰,因為他的球隊正準備面對林菲爾德。

NIFL英超冠軍林菲爾德將是他們第一輪資格賽的對手,第一輪比賽將於周二在聖徒的公園大廳舉行。

林布里克說:"能夠在歐洲冠軍聯賽中一展身手是很特別的,"。

"這就是為什麼很多球員和工作人員來到TNS。我們知道,上賽季贏得聯賽意味着我們的途徑可能對我們更有利。

"我們知道,這場比賽是一場重要的比賽,給我們提供了正確的途徑,在這裡你最終會過濾掉,也許有機會比去年走得更遠。

"但我們沒有看得太遠,而是專注於我們在這場比賽中的表現。"

聖徒上賽季進入了歐洲聯賽第三輪資格賽,在點球大戰中輸給了捷克球隊比爾森。

林布里克的球隊曾在第一輪資格賽中擊敗了北愛爾蘭的對手,確保以3-1的總比分戰勝了格倫托蘭。

但這位出生於澳大利亞的老闆,上賽季還帶領聖徒取得了威爾士杯的成功,他預計對林菲爾德的考驗會更加艱難。

林布里克告訴BBC威爾士體育台說:"這將是一個下一步,下一個水平,"。

"他們在過去的四個賽季中贏得了聯賽冠軍,並且擁有一位優秀的經理人大衛-希利,他已經在那裡工作了很長時間。

"毫無疑問,這將是一場艱難的比賽,它將是非常平均的,在兩個優秀的球隊之間,他們可能會擊敗對方。我預計就兩隊的水平而言,這將是一場激烈的比賽。"

聖徒今年夏天簽下了門將丹尼爾-阿瑟頓,前考文垂市後衛喬什-帕斯克和前什魯斯伯里鎮邊鋒喬什-丹尼爾斯。

德里出生的丹尼爾斯曾在2018年歐洲聯賽中擊敗莫爾德的格萊納文隊中。

前北愛爾蘭前鋒希利可能會將競爭性的林菲爾德首秀交給前鋒羅比-麥克戴德,他在7月初從競爭對手格倫托蘭加盟,而被租借到貝爾法斯特俱樂部的Eetu Vertainen也在其中。


Last updated on .From the section Champions League

Boss Anthony Limbrick is relishing The New Saints' return to the Champions League after a three-year absence as his side prepare to face Linfield.

NIFL Premiership champions Linfield will be their first qualifying round opponents, with the first leg at Saints' Park Hall on Tuesday.

"To be having a crack at the Champions League is special," Limbrick said.

"That's why a lot of the players and staff come to TNS. We knew that winning the league last season meant our pathway was probably more favourable for us.

"We know that this tie is a big tie to give us the right pathway, where you filter down eventually and maybe have a chance of getting further than we did last year.

"But we're not looking too far ahead and are concentrating on what we're doing in this game."

Saints reached the Europa League third qualifying round last season, losing to Czech side Viktoria Plzen on penalties.

Limbrick's side had beaten Northern Irish opposition in the first qualifying round, securing a 3-1 aggregate win over Glentoran.

But the Australian-born boss, who also guided Saints to Welsh Cup success last season, expects a tougher test against Linfield.

"This one's going to be a next step, the next level," Limbrick told BBC Sport Wales.

"They've won the league for the last four seasons and have got a good manager in David Healy, who's been there for a long time.

"There's no doubt it's going to be tough and it's going to be very even, between two good sides who can probably beat each other. I expect it to be a tight affair in terms of the level both teams are."

Saints have signed goalkeeper Daniel Atherton, former Coventry City defender Josh Pask and ex-Shrewsbury Town winger Josh Daniels this summer.

Derry-born Daniels was in the Glenavon side who beat Molde in the Europa League in 2018.

Former Northern Ireland striker Healy could hand a competitive Linfield debut to striker Robbie McDaid, who joined from rivals Glentoran at the start of July, while loanee Eetu Vertainen is also in the picture having returned to the Belfast club for a second spell.

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