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UCL: Rähn and Kristal, 'the positive thing is the clean sheet'

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Chris Johns, Belfast (NIR)

Taavi Rähn warming up at the Seaview tonight ahead of the game (FC Levadia Facebook page)

Taavi Rähn warming up at the Seaview tonight ahead of the game (FC Levadia Facebook page)

Taavi Rähn, Levadia centreback who joined the club this season from FC Flora

Taavi, you’re my MOTM, good performance…are you happy with the result?

Thanks…we kept the clean sheet, it’s a good result for the return game.

Do you think Levadia have a chance to pass the leg next week?
Absolutely, we will play on grass (at A.LeCoq Arena –edit) and our pitch is bigger. First game is always a bit nervous. I hope at home we can play much better game than tonight. So I definitely think we can win next week in Tallinn.


Marko Kristal challenged Levadia's CEO, Theimo Tulp, from the penalty spot during the Levadia's warm-up at Seaview (FC Levadia Facebook)

Marko Kristal challenged Levadia's CEO, Theimo Tulp, from the penalty spot during the Levadia's warm-up at Seaview (FC Levadia Facebook)

Marko Kristal, Levadia's coach since 2011, two national titles in a row (2013, 2014).

Marko, are you happy with the performance?

Not really with that, we made one thing right: we kept a clean sheet. It as a really physical game. We had really problems in the beginning at handling it. As the game went on we managed to come back. Our biggest problem today was playing the ball. We have to improve this, we have to play the ball more.

Did you expect Crusaders to play so attacking?
Yes, I did expect them to play aggressively. They didn’t do anything special, they just played as they usually do. This is their style.

Are you hopeful for next week, do you think you can go through?
Yes, of course it’s not going to be easy, it’s going to be a fight next Tuesday as well. I believe in my team and I think we can manage.

Will you make any changes?
It depends, we have a league game on Saturday to play also, then we could make some changes.