Peterborough United praised for their attacking brilliance by a superstar striker of the past
Peterborough United have been praised for their attacking brilliance by a superstar striker of the past.
Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, who played at the top level for Leeds United, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid, believes his in-form side will have to play at their very best against Posh at the Pirelli Stadium tomorrow (March 6, 3pm kick off) to have any chance of taking anything from the game.
Hasselbaink told the Derbyshire Times: “They are very good going forward and in transition. They have some really exciting players up front who can score goals from absolutely nothing – from their brilliance.
“They have pace and power. It’s not because of nothing that they are top of the league.
“They will punish us if we make certain mistakes. They are just too good up front not to punish us.
“We will have to be on the top of our game and we will have to play our game – we cannot play their game.
“If we can make it our game we have a big chance of winning.
“Our confidence is good, but being overconfident or arrogant is dangerous.
“We need to respect them, very much so. We need to take confidence from what we have done in the previous matches but this is a different match and there will be different things we will need to do.
“The organisation might be tweaked a bit and there might be some players who have to do different things for us to win the match.
“As a team, I think they are further (on than us). We will need to adjust more than they will. They have been together longer and will have their set patterns. We are still learning from each other and trying to improve game after game, day after day.”
Posh loanee Ryan Broom has not been involved in recent Burton games, but is ineligible to play tomorrow anyway.
Posh are without star midfielder Jack Taylor tomorrow, ehile top scorer Jonson Clarke-Harris is doubtful.