“I have great respect for Petr, and we get along very well,” the Arsenal No.1 told Kicker.
“He deserves all credit, and I treat him well, but it’s clear that I’m an athlete, I want to always play, especially in a final.”
The 27-year-old has never won a trophy at club level but has won the Confederations Cup in 2017 with Germany.
And Leno has mentioned that winning the Europa League would be a huge career highlight.
The ex-Leverkusen stopper said: “To win the Europa League would be the first big title for me. We all want to hear the [Champions League] anthem again.
“The Thursday-Sunday rhythm is also not so good because you always suffer in the league. If we lose the final, our season, which was actually good, would be disappointing.”
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