Juande Ramos admits it would be pleasing to share his flight home from Rotterdam tonight with a trophy, but knows this is not the most important to be able to take away from the Feyenoord Jubileum Tournament.
Juande Ramos admits it would be pleasing to share his flight home from Rotterdam tonight with a trophy, but knows this is not the most important thing to be able to take away from the Feyenoord Jubileum Tournament.
Victory over Borussia Dortmund this evening would give us the title, but the Head Coach has other concerns at the forefront of his mind.
With only two weeks to go until the start of the Barclays Premier League season, Juande wants a fully fit team to be settled into the style of play he is aiming to achieve for the coming campaign.
He said: "In all of these friendly matches we are looking for good team performances with all the players getting similar amounts of game time.
"The results are not the most important thing, although we want to win, but the key is to make sure the mechanics of the team are right and the players understand how we want them to play.
"Of course, it would be nice to win a trophy like this, but it's not the most important thing because we are training very hard and we have to make sure we come through the games with no injuries."
Since Friday's win over Celtic, rain and cooler temperatures have descended on Rotterdam, which Juande believes could make for a much slicker performance tonight.
He added: "The Celtic match was difficult because we played in the afternoon when it was very hot, the pitch was dry and the game was very slow. We prefer to play at a much quicker pace and the conditions today are much better for us."