"That's how football life is - every three or four days, you have a very big game," he said. "Of course, on Sunday it's a big final, but this is another final for us on Thursday.
"For myself, if I've got a chance to play, it'll be another chance to show we want to be in the team for the final. This is an opportunity for us.
"But it's also an opportunity to go to the next round in a tournament we want to go as far as possible in. It's a European tournament and they should always be taken really seriously."