club, we want to win the European Cup. If we won that, who could question us?
So you don’t want to talk about why we haven’t done well in Europe over the past three seasons?
We had a great team but we had seven foreigners and could only play five, and we had a few injuries and suspensions. But this season we have a big squad and the foreigner rule no longer exists. We have no excuses. If we don’t win it, it’s because we’re not good enough. But I think we are good enough and everybody has got the ambition to win. It’s important for the fans too. I’ve seen some games in Europe and played in some of them, and I didn’t feel the fans were as passionate as in other matches. They prefer us to win against Manchester City than to win in a European Cup competition. I hope this season Europe will be as important for them as for us. We want to win and we need their support, and we hope they will be at their best when we play in Europe. We need that.