Sociedad sweat on Karpin
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Russian midfielder picked up a muscular injury in last weekend's league defeat at Sevilla, and fears he could now miss the first leg in France.
"It will be very difficult for me (to make the game)," stated the 35-year-old.
"We'll have to see how it progresses. I don't know what's going to happen, or whether I'll be able to train.
"However, I'll do everything I can to be ready.
"But it's one thing to risk everything to play, and another to be fit and able to run.
"If I'm not right then I will not go out on to the pitch. At the minute I can not run and although I want to, I can't play."