Toulouse Manager Relieved as Full Squad Gears Up for Europa League Clash Against Benfica

Toulouse Football Club’s Carles Martinez Novell expresses relief as he prepares to lead his nearly complete squad into a crucial Europa League match against Benfica. Despite recent struggles in the league, Novell remains confident and acknowledges the significance of this match at Estadio da Luz in Lisbon.

Europa League: Novell relieved to have a full squad against Benfica

Carles Martinez Novell, the manager of Toulouse Football Club, is feeling confident ahead of their crucial Europa League clash against Benfica. With a nearly complete squad at his disposal, except for the injured Niklas Schmidt, Novell is ready to face the challenge of playing at the iconic Estadio da Luz in Lisbon.

Despite their recent disappointments in the league, Toulouse is determined to make the most of this European opportunity. Novell acknowledges Benfica’s reputation for high-intensity play and emphasizes his team’s preparation to counter their style of play. The Spanish coach appreciates the significance of this playoff tie and looks forward to seeing his players give their best performance on the pitch.

The first leg of the Europa League play-off between Toulouse and Benfica will take place on Thursday at 9:00 p.m. at the Estádio do Sport in Lisbon. This match poses a significant challenge for Toulouse, who are currently struggling in Ligue 1 and are just one point above the relegation zone.

Novell understands the importance of fan support in such crucial moments. He draws inspiration from past experiences in legendary stadiums like Anfield, Marseille, and Paris, where the atmosphere can be electrifying. The Toulouse manager appreciates the loyal support of their fans, both those who will be present at the stadium and those who couldn’t make the trip. He hopes that their unwavering support will continue to fuel the team’s motivation.

As Toulouse prepares to face Benfica in this pivotal Europa League match, they are aware of the challenges that lie ahead. Novell’s calm confidence and the team’s unity reflect their readiness to embrace this opportunity. With a full squad and the support of their passionate fans, Toulouse is eager to make their mark on the European stage and secure a positive result against Benfica.