This Sunday for the first time in history Stumbras Football Club will play in the Final of Lithuanian Cup competition. The most important game of the season will take place in Aukštaitijos stadium, located in Panevėžys city. Stumbras will face Lithuanian champion FC Žalgiris Vilnius.
Head coach of FC Stumbras Mariano Barreto and captain Rimvydas Sadauskas shared their thoughts with media representatives about the final in press conference on friday.
We know Žalgiris are the favorite and they face much more pressure. We have nothing to lose. They are the best team in Lithuania, they have the best players and most of them already have huge experience playing in such an important games. Despite this we are very hungry and hugely motivated. Stumbras project is about young players and for them this will be fantastic experience. I believe in them and I am sure they will give everything on the pitch to win.
We are very excited about the final. For us to play in the final is something special. It’s first time in Stumbras history when we will fight for this trophy and also we know that victory would open UEFA Europa league doors for us as well. Žalgiris is a great team with fantastic players. We know it will be very hard for us but we believe in ourselves, we believe in our team and will play only to win.