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Samuel Mensah optimistic of PAOK victory in Europa League qualifier

Ghanaian defender Samuel 'Mensiro' Mensah is optimistic of Ostersunds FK getting a result in Greece against PAOK in the last round of the UEFA Europa League qualifiers on Thursday.

The Red and Black have enplaned to the Toumba Stadium in a defiant mood ahead of the much-anticipated clash after eliminating a much flamboyant side Galatasaray in the third round stage of the qualifiers.

According to Mensah, they will be approaching the PAOK game in the same manner they did to the Galatasaray match at the Türk Telekom Stadium, where they pipped the host to the sole ticket after finishing the game with a 1-1 stalemate. Ostersunds had then won the first leg 2-1 at the Jemkraft Arena.

In an exclusive interview with GHANASoccernet.com, the 28-year-old versatile guardsman said, "We watched their two games against Olimpik Donetsk in the last round and I think they were superb especially with how they keep possession, but we've been thought how to nullify that threat."

"I remember when we were going to play against Galatasaray, we watched their videos and were impressed, and we heard stories of how their fans intimidate visiting teams but we went and conquered them against all odds. I think PAOK will be a different game but getting at least a draw there would not be a bad result" Mensah confidently stated.

Ostersunds FK eliminated Luxembourg giants FC Fola Esch 3-1 on aggregate in the fourth round.

Source: Ghana Soccernet

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