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Sam sure Leverkusen will not take Genk lightly

Published: Monday 5 December 2011, 10.33CET
Though Bayer 04 Leverkusen are already through to the round of 16, midfielder Sidney Sam insists the carrot of top spot in Group E will ensure KRC Genk are not underestimated.
Published: Monday 5 December 2011, 10.33CET

Sam sure Leverkusen will not take Genk lightly

Though Bayer 04 Leverkusen are already through to the round of 16, midfielder Sidney Sam insists the carrot of top spot in Group E will ensure KRC Genk are not underestimated.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen may already have qualified from UEFA Champions League Group E, but midfielder Sidney Sam insists they will not be taking matchday six opponents KRC Genk lightly.

Manuel Friedrich's added-time winner against Chelsea FC a fortnight ago ensured Leverkusen's progress to the round of 16. Still only a point clear of the Blues at the section summit, though, there remains the carrot of first place to play for. Standing between Robin Dutt's team and that honour are Genk, who they beat 2-0 at home on matchday two.

"In Genk, it is something different again, a different atmosphere," said Sam, a starter in all five group games to date. "The crowd is different. It is difficult to play there in Belgium. These are finals now and you have to be professional for all these games and try to win them."

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