General Manager Mihai Stoica wants his team to win the cup to save a desastrous season: "We have the possibility to save a bad season. We took revange in front of the team that humiliated us in Liga1, Brasov, and in the final we want to get revenge against another bitter rival. If players will enter the pitch with the desire I feel, they will surely take the trophy"
The final will take place at Brasov, so it will be neutral pitch. "It is not good that we will play at Brasov, but this isn't something that we decide. It would have been better to be played 2 games, home-away. It is the moment for the players that wear Steaua's shirt to have their name written in the history of the club" declared coach Olaroiu.
Steaua has many good stoppers, but maybe that is why they have trouble to chose the defence for the Cup's final. Olaroiu doesn't know wether to chose Geraldo Alves or not.
The portugese played very good uring this season but he didn't train a maximum since th game with Brasov. The same as Geraldo, DICA has also muscular problems. Not many know that Dicao played only with one good leg for Steaua in the last two weeks. Dica wanted to show to owner Gigi Becali that he is not a bad player and he wants to win the trophy with Steaua before he will leave. The medical staff is making all the eforts to get the player ready for the game.
Steaua will find tomorrow if they will win a trophy after 5 years of pause, and also tomorrow evening, after the match with Dinamo they could be without a coach. Olaroiu already decided that he will not continue with Steaua, remaining to say ADIOS to the players at Brasov after the game. "I came to help Steaua, I will stay as long as they have official games in this season, after that the club needs to find another coach"
Probable team: Tatarusanu - Emeghara, Gardos, Galamaz, Latovlevici - Nicolita, Bicfalvi, Brandan, Cr.Tanase - N.Dica, Bila?co; Coach: Cosmin Olaroiu; Injured: C.Lungu; Uncertain: Geraldo Alves; Suspended: -; substitutes: Stanca, Martinovic, Geraldo Alves, V.Iliev, Radut, Surdu, Maicon
Steaua didn't play so well against their rivals in the past years. Steaua won only one game in the last 10 played with Dinamo, 1-0 at home in 2007. Since then Dinamo won 5 and 2 games eneded being a draw.
I have also to mention that Steaua managed to get a place in Europa League in the last round winning 3-1 at Cluj and securing their place even if they lose the Cup final with Dinamo.
Executive manager Cristian Borcea declared that the team needs to win the Cup's final to save this season: "I am dissapointed with the game played by our team at Timisoara(1-4 in the last round). The players treated the game like they were already in holiday. They lost. They lost around 200.000 Euros, the money that the club would have given them if they managed to finish in a place between 4 and 6. We must concentrate on the cup final."
Coach Ioan Andone declared after the loss with FC Timisoara, score 1-4, that he is ashamed by the way his team played and is worried ahead of the cup final.
Probable team: Balgradean - Barboianu, D.Grigore, Moti, Bordeanu - Torje, D.Kone, Cat.Munteanu, Bakaj - L.Ganea, M.Alexe; Coach: Ioan Andone; Injured: E.Craciun; Suspended: -; Substitutes: Naumovski, Mehmedovic, Gaman, Patrascu, Danciulescu, Tucudean
Aproximatley 2000 supporters will go with 36 busses to Brasov on wednesday morning to assist the Cup final.
It is also good to note that a win in the final will give the players the chance to have a 10000 Euro bonus added to their accounts.
All in all the two coaches will field a 4-4-2 formation, the game being one close affair. If the game was played 5-6 years ago I should have gon for over but now under is the pick. Even draw at half time should be something to look for.
Half time draw is 1.95 @ b365 and Under 2.25 is 1.85 @ pinnaclesport