Olympiacos FC on verge of history as they prepare for Europa Conference League final

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Olympiacos FC have a chance to become the first Greek club to win a European trophy in Wednesday’s Europa Conference League final against Italy’s Fiorentina, but manager Jose Luis Mendilibar said the team will approach the match like any other.

“We have to stay calm and relaxed and do what got us to the final. To change anything would be a mistake,” Mendilibar told a press conference ahead of the final in Athens, Greece.

“We have to treat this game like any other, because that’s how we managed to get to the final.”

Mendilibar, who led Sevilla to win the Europa League last season, took over at Olympiakos in February with the team already out of the Europa League in the group stage, and has taken charge of their eight games in the Conference League.

It’s been a long journey, and one which has brought them back to their home city of Athens for the decisive match of their season. Mendilibar now hopes to make history with the club.

“It would be amazing. We’d go down in Olympiacos and Greek football history,” the manager said.

“We know it’ll be very tough against an Italian side who compete at the top, but you never know in finals, they’re anyone’s game.”

Source: Ekathimerini.

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