Bordeaux holder, Otávio aims for recovery in the Europa League
Present in the last five rounds of the French Championship, the Brazilian Otávio has been gaining continuity and confidence from the Bordeaux technical commission. In the current season, between games of the national competition and the Europa League, the midfielder has ten matches, six wins, one draw and three defeats, 63.33% use. On Thursday, the French club has important confrontation for the League Europe against Russia's Zenit. Of the two rounds played in the group stage, Otávio was on the field and is now looking for his first victory in the competition for Bordeaux. AND MORE: Di María scores in the end and saves PSG from defeat to Napoli in France Attack trio shine, Liverpool thrash and lead group in the Champions League Brazilian goalkeeper talks about adapting to Portugal and a duel against Casillas Web explodes in jesting with Vinícius Jr singing; see memes - Unfortunately we didn't get good results in those first rounds of the group, but we still have four games to go after and seek this classification, which is very important for us. We are able to improve our performance and we need to add points as soon as possible to enter the fight for a spot in the next stage - said the 24-year-old, hired last year from Atlético Paranaense. Leader of the Europa League Group C, Zenit also leads the Russian Championship. The match between the Russian club and Bordeaux takes place in St. Petersburg, where the Russian club has not lost in the season. - We are aware of the difficulty of this match, perhaps even our strongest opponent in the group. It is a great club, which has played in the Champions League several times and has won the Europa League. They are a good team with great players, such as Marchisio, Ivanović and Kuzyaev, from Russia. We know of their strength at home, but I see our team able to get a good result there and start a recovery in the competition - he concluded. After the duel for the Europa League, Bordeaux returned to the field on Sunday, for the French Championship, to face Nice.