27 September 2022
"Champions League matches always have a particular flavor, you experience feelings that only this type of match can give you and I feel very lucky to be here to preview this match. We know it will be an important match, both inside and out, and we must face it with this awareness. At the start of this season we have had to deal with some physical problems, but we have a solid base, a defined identity and a clear way of playing, which we know, and this is true regardless of who takes to the field. In the first leg, Køge did not surprise us, but rather confirmed what we expected - a compact team that knows how to attack very well. Tomorrow, we will have to be good at finding spaces, moving the ball to create them and then, when the opportunity arises, finishing our chances. Perhaps finishing the many chances we've created is what we have missed the most in this period. Playing in Alessandria will be a pleasure because it will allow more fans to be by our side and support us, they will be important! We obviously feel the pressure of this match, and so we should. We deserved it and we must use it as a stimulus to have more courage, more determination and more desire to win - We are ready! I'm fine, I'm not 100% yet, but the last game gave me a lot of confidence. The best type of training in these moments are matches."
"We are doing well, although obviously we have to deal with a bit of fatigue right now. They have all trained today, so far I would say that they are all fine. Arianna Caruso and Sara Gunnarsdottir are both ok, as far as Sara Gama is concerned we will have to evaluate the best path for her return. The first leg confirmed what we knew about Køge: they are a compact team that has two or three quality players who make you sit up when they attack in a certain way. In their last game, against the third from bottom in the standings, they faced the match in the same way they faced it against us. In Denmark we had control of the game and managed to create several chances, this to me seems like a great starting point. We will just have to be better at finishing and if we take the field with humility and awareness we can get the result we want. We feel the pressure and we know that this pressure is a privilege. We work every day to compare ourselves amongst the best and we want to continue to do so."