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Like most of us, Zoltan Gera had a pretty quiet afternoon yesterday. He’s not the type of player to save himself for a big game, even if he rates Thursday’s on/off/volcano-permitting Europa League showdown in Hamburg as the biggest game of his career.

For me it is the big one, I have not been involved in a game like this before. It’s the biggest that I have ever been part of, and hopefully I will be involved.

But it’s not just an important one for me, but for everyone at the club. It’s one that we’re all looking forward to, and another step on what has been a fantastic journey.

Hamburg are a good side, we know that, but so were Shakhtar Donetsk, Juventus and Wolfsburg. We know that on our day we are more than a match for any side. So we’ll go there with the belief that we can do well.