Lower Saxony and Bremen
The “dream” of the Champions League: Roord against former club Arsenal
London (dpa / lni) – VfL Wolfsburg’s Jill Roord of the Netherlands is looking forward to the Champions League match with her former club Arsenal WFC. “Tomorrow’s game is big and playing at the Emirates is like a dream,” the 24-year-old midfielder said on Tuesday at the press conference for this first leg of the quarterfinals in London (Wednesday, 9:00 p.m./DAZN). .
Before joining VfL, Roord played for Arsenal between 2019 and 2021. “I try not to think about it too much and I’m happy,” he said. In Arsenal’s men’s match at the grand Emirates Stadium, the Lower Saxony team will once again face a team from London. In the group stage they already defeated Chelsea 4-0 and reached the round of the top eight.
“We also felt the English level against Chelsea. The individual quality is what stands out, in all positions,” said Wolfsburg manager Tommy Stroot. “They are two top teams. Of course they have a lot of individual quality,” Roord said. “If we bring the energy like we did against Chelsea, then I have confidence in my team.” Ewa Pajohr and Pia-Sophie Wolter are injured. The second leg will take place next week on March 31 in Wolfsburg.