Roeder "Respect For Belgians"

Last updated : 16 February 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor

... the job is only half done. The winners will face either Fenerbahce or AZ Alkmaar, who drew 3-3 on Wednesday.

Roeder: "You learn in your football life you can never take anything for granted, but it has put us in an unbelievably strong position for the game next Thursday.

"But it is important I make sure the players are mentally ready for the game, that they are not sloppy and are very professional in their performance, otherwise that would be disrespectful.

"We want to put on a good performance in front of our own supporters so they can see us get into the last 16, which has always been our target.

"I am sure it will not be an easy game. It is up to us to perform.

"I was very disappointed with the manner in which we conceded the free-kick. The player on the ball was going nowhere, he was facing the stand and there was no need to commit to a tackle. But once we did that, the double-whammy was that we conceded from the free-kick. When you concede from set-plays, they are cheap goals, they are give-away goals.

"You should be able to defend against corner-kicks and wide set-plays with little problem. Steve Harper is particularly disappointed not to have kept a clean sheet."