Published: Sun, March 17, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

How the draw for the Europa League quarter-finals panned out

How the draw for the Europa League quarter-finals panned out

"His potential as a player is very, very, high".

The Premier League side will now await Friday's draw to see who they will face in the quarterfinals, with a spot in the Champions League on offer for the victor of the second-tier European continental tournament.

'We started to defend in a very good way in the last month, I think. "Physically, technically and tactically he is improving, he can become one of the best midfielders not only in England but in Europe".

Arsenal and Chelsea, however, might need a path into the top-tier competition next season by taking the place reserved for the Europa League victor.

Hudson-Odoi also continued his fine run in the competition with a fourth goal in Europe this season and while Walker thinks he will only get better, Giroud could act as the flawless role-model for him.

"He played very well - better in the second half because we found the spaces and Callum in the spaces is really a very good player", Sarri added. As you know very well, Olivier is a very important player.

"It was hard at the end but I kept pushing to try and get the runs in my legs and I'm really happy with that".

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Sarri's former club Napoli also progressed to the last eight on Thursday after a 4-3 aggregate win over Salzburg, but the Italian says he would only like to meet the Partenopei for the final in Baku on May 29.

And the 61-year-old has a point when he argued that no side will want to face the Blues, who are aiming to win the competition they lifted six years ago.

An all-Spanish affair for the second quarter-final.

"We didn't put ourselves in a good position at the end of that first leg".

A very favourable tie for the Premier League club, as they take on Czech side Slavia Praha.

" "[The draw against Arsenal is] a hard but very fascinating challenge for us, for the club and for our fans.

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