Fenerbahce are close to full strength for the visit of PSV Eindhoven and despite losing their Group E opener 3-1 at Milan, coach Christoph Daum believes the scoreline did not relect the quality of his side’s display.
“After our display in Milan, we are showing that the difference between us and the top European clubs is narrowing every day,” he said.
“Our aim is to qualify second from this group and a win tomorrow will be the start of that.”
However, Daum warned that PSV remain a threat despite their injury problems.
“They are a very successful team. They are tactically disciplined and able to play a short passing game. They have wide men who can counterattack and forwards who can constantly create danger,” he said.
Meanwhile, Guus Hiddink, whose squad is depleted by injuries, admitted that the absentees had eased any selection dilemmas.
“I don’t have a great deal of choice because of the injuries. I’ll be trying to field the best team I can, taking into account the injuries and weaknesses,” he said.
Brazilian defender Alex midfielder Ibrahim Afellay are both doubtful, with a decision on their fitness to be made before kick-off.