Please Wait . . .

PSG not focusing on Champions League just yet with silverware in their sights
Dark Mode
Top Leagues
13-Jul-2020, 08:35 am

PSG not focusing on Champions League just yet with silverware in their sights


Thomas Tuchel PSG

Paris Saint-Germain head coach Thomas Tuchel expects a tough Champions League clash against Atalanta, but his focus is elsewhere for now.

PSG have been drawn to face Atalanta in the Champions League quarter-finals, but have a Coupe de France final against Saint-Etienne and Coupe de la Ligue decider against Lyon prior to that.

Tuchel said he knew PSG would be tested by Atalanta in Lisbon in August, but he is focused on domestic matters.

"It will be difficult but it's not a surprise because we will play a quarter-final. There are eight teams that want to win this competition. Every team can win their three games," the PSG coach said.

"It will be a very difficult game against Atalanta, it will be very tough. They have many qualities. We have seen that when they played against Juventus on Saturday. It is a balanced and offensive team. It is a very physical team. But now, we can't think about that.

"Our challenge is to arrive in Lisbon with two titles. Now we are going to prepare our game against Saint-Etienne. It's the only game that is in my head right now. Then, we will think about Lyon. Then I think we will have 12 days to get ready for our game against Atalanta. We have to go step by step. The first step will be our game againstSaint-Etienne."

PSG will be without Edinson Cavani (free agent), Thomas Meunier (Borussia Dortmund) and Tanguy Kouassi (Bayern Munich) for the remainder of the Champions League after the trio departed.

Tuchel said it made life harder for PSG, but he urged his players to push on.

"I am sad that we have lost three key players for this competition – Tanguy, Edi and Thomas Meunier," he said.

"That makes things harder for us. PSG need qualities and a great squad. But all the players did good against Le Havre and we have to keep going.

"We all have good relationships. We are ready to continue. Today was a good start."


Source : goal.com

Recommended News :

Betting

Leonardo Bonucci Moussa Dembele Lyon Juventus 2019-20

Juventus vs Lyon Betting Tips: Latest...

Juventus will be aiming to overturn a 1-0 deficit when they welcome Lyon to T...
Benzema 2020 Real Madrid

Manchester City vs Real Madrid Bettin...

La Liga champions Real Madrid visit the Etihad stadium on Friday evening hopi...
Alfredo Morelos Rangers 2020-21

Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers Betting T...

Rangers will be aiming to overturn a two-goal deficit when they travel to Bay...
Diego Carlos Sevilla

Sevilla vs Roma Betting Tips: Latest ...

Five-time Europa League winners Sevilla face Roma on Thursday evening for a p...
Wolves celebrate vs Everton 2019-20

Wolves vs Olympiakos Betting Tips: La...

Wolves will be hoping to continue their European adventure when they welcome ...

Transfer

Harry Kane and Jose Mourinho - cropped

Van der Vaart hopes Kane remains with...

Rafael van der Vaart hopes Harry Kane remains at Tottenham, allowing the Engl...
Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus Lyon UEFA Champions League

'Ronaldo will stay with us' - Juventu...

Juventus President Andrea Agnelli has insisted that his star player Cristiano...
Willian Arsenal GFX

'I will wish him well' - Lampard not ...

Frank Lampard thinks Chelsea will survive the loss of Willian even if he join...
Ryan Sessegnon Tottenham 2019-20

Ajax request loan deal for Tottenham'...

Ajax have expressed an interest in a loan move for Ryan Sessegnon but they fa...
Lucas Torreira Arsenal 2019-20

'At this age I need to play' - Arsena...

Arsenal midfielderLucas Torreira has admitted he may have to leave the club t...
image-top-scroll