Glasgow City prepare to face Turbine Potsdam
Scotland’s top women’s football side, Glasgow City, held their first of two final training sessions today ahead of their second leg last 16 clash against two times Champions League winners, German giants, Turbine Potsdam.
Having been defeated heavily in last week’s clash City’s Head Coach Eddie Wolecki Black is realistic of his side’s chance of progression.
He said, “There is no doubt the tie is now over. We suffered by far our heaviest defeat ever as a club last week and I think the fact that the last time we were ever beaten in any match by more than one goal it was 15 months ago against another top German side Duisburg in the Champions League, highlights the gulf not just between Glasgow City and the top German teams but also Europe. We defeated Valur of Iceland, who were 11th seeds to win the Champions League relatively comfortably 4-1 over two legs in the last 32, so I think anyone can see that there is a big gap to be made up against the highest level in European women’s football, which is without doubt, the top three clubs in Germany (Potsdam, Frankfurt and Duisburg).
“We all feel we let ourselves down last week for a number of reasons, but now is not the time for excuses as to why that happened. The important thing is to focus on what we can do better and put on a good performance for our supporters whom we hope will come out in numbers again to support us.”
UEFA Women’s Champions League
Round of last 16
Glasgow City v Turbine Potsdam
Thursday 29th September, 6.05pm
Petershilll Park, 30 Adamswell Street, Glasgow G21 4DD
Cash Gate Priced Adults £5, Children/OAP’S £2
Picture of Eddie by Lorraine Hill.