Redbull Salzburg Korean striker Hee-Chan Hwang says tomorrow's UEFA Champions League match against Liverpool is the biggest game of his life.
Hwang believes the Austrian Bundesliga Champions have had an amazing UEFA Champions League group stage campaign and sometimes luck was not just on their side.
"It is the biggest match of my career, and a huge highlight for every player, every member of staff and every fan of our club, I think. We played well in the group stage, we've had some perfect performances and some less so - at times the luck just hasn't been there," he said.
"The important thing though is that we can excite people with our football and that we have deserved a chance to progress. We will give everything we can again to beat this great Liverpool team and get the chance to stay in the Champions League in the spring."
Hwang feels Salzburg has the advantage because they are playing at home but he is alive to the fact that Liverpool is one of the best teams in Europe and the current defending Champions of the Competition.
"We have the advantage of playing at home - here we are very difficult opponents for anyone in the UEFA Champions League, I think. Liverpool is under pressure now too, as they can't afford to lose the match. We can't forget in the slightest that they are the defending champions, and one of the best teams in Europe. That gives us all additional motivation though, and we will give everything to succeed," Hwang told Redbull Salzburg's official website.
When asked about managing to see off Virgil van Dijk in the first leg thee Korean forward described the moment as extraordinary.
"It's an extraordinary thing, of course, to play against a world-class player, and to be able to pull off a few things against them makes it even better. I always try to give my best, whether it's in Liverpool or in Mattersburg. I would have loved to have won the match at Anfield, then the evening would have been perfect."
Salzburg will host Liverpool tomorrow at the Redbull Arena at 19:55 hours for a do or die UEFA Champions League match in which they need a win to progress to the next round while Liverpool only needs a draw.
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