The RB Leipzig coach is aware that Paris Saint-Germain’s attack will be difficult to contain.
Paris Saint-Germain receives RB Leipzig this Tuesday for the third day of the group stage of the Champions League. After its narrow success against Angers, PSG will be able to count on the returns of Lionel Messi and Neymar in attack and intends to chain a second consecutive success in the competition after winning at home against Manchester City. For its part, Leipzig is badly embarked on this group stage.
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After their defeat against Manchester City and Club Brugge, the German club must absolutely raise its head under penalty of being eliminated very quickly from the competition. In a press conference, Jesse Marsch admitted that RB Leipzig needed to score points on the PSG lawn, but he is aware that it will take an accomplished match to resist the assaults of the Parisian offensive armada.
“The mathematical side in this group is very clear. We need points, it’s clear. One-on-one, with Messi, Neymar and Mbappé, they are excellent. We will have to defend well. We need a top goalkeeper. “The PSG attack may still be a work in progress, but we still need to be completely ignited. We need a collective effort to aggressively defend and each individual must be fearless in one-on-one. We have also need a fit Pete Gulácsi“, explained the coach of RB Leipzig.
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“We have played against them twice. They will be ready for tomorrow. We will play as a team. It’s a great game, a big stadium, a big crowd. The Champions League is a great pleasure. Every Champions League match is a huge game and a tough task, but with absolute passion and self-confidence we have a chance to deliver a top level performance and pick up a top level result in a big stadium in front of the fans“, added Jesse Marsch.
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The American technician is obviously wary of Lionel Messi: “Messi is still one of the best in the world, for so many years. I’m disappointed that he left Barca, he was the identity. PSG’s tactics are still being worked out, but they have to enormous qualities. It will be necessary to always be ready for a duel when the players have the ball. Putting intensity, between the lines“. Back in France, Nordi Mukiele is excited to play this meeting.
“It’s always special to play a Champions League game in your home country. It’s a very important game for us in a difficult group, but I’m optimistic about tomorrow and we want to achieve a positive result. We have to respect all the teams. Even if we are not in top form given our recent results, it is up to us to be prepared, to apply the plan and to take important points in Paris“, said the French international.