PSG dealing with one of many world’s best challenges at Outdated Trafford

Paris Saint-Germain are dealing with one of many recreation’s best challenges as they goal for victory at Manchester United in a pivotal Champions League Group H recreation on Wednesday, coach Thomas Tuchel mentioned.

Final yr’s runners-up, PSG are second on six factors, three adrift of United and forward of RB Leipzig, who face Istanbul Basaksehir, solely because of their higher head-to-head file.

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“We’re at Outdated Trafford to win, not simply to get a great consequence, and successful right here is without doubt one of the world’s hardest challenges,” Tuchel informed a information convention on Tuesday.

PSG have solely grabbed one level from their final two Ligue 1 video games and so they had been lucky to beat Leipzig 1-Zero on the Parc des Princes final week.

United, then again, have received their final 4 video games in all competitions, scoring 11 objectives.

“Tomorrow, relying on the results of Leipzig at Istanbul [in an early kickoff], our recreation might be a remaining,” Tuchel mentioned. “We’ve got to be prepared for an enormous battle.”

PSG’s damage woes have nonetheless nearly disappeared with solely fullbacks Thilo Kehrer and Juan Bernat, in addition to midfielders Pablo Sarabia and Julian Draxler, out of the conflict.

Tuchel can also be hoping that France striker Kylian Mbappe will rediscover his scoring contact within the Champions League, having failed to search out the online in his final eight appearances within the competitors, a streak that dates again to final December.

“I’ve heard about this stat an hour in the past and to be trustworthy I used to be actually shocked,” Tuchel mentioned.

“Possibly that is one more reason why we’re the place we’re at now, however I do know Kylian has the qualities, the persona and the expertise to attain once more [in the Champions League].”

Midfielder Marco Verratti, just lately again from yet one more damage lay-off, mentioned PSG will should be faultless in opposition to United.

“We’ll must be good, individually and collectively, to seize all three factors,” he mentioned.

“They’re fast, athletic. However we now have to give attention to ourselves.”

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