The French defender of Real Madrid believes that PSG now have enough experience in C1.
Finalist of the last edition and scorer of FC Barcelona from Lionel Messi in the round of 16 this season, PSG, new leader of Ligue 1 thanks to their victory against OL on Sunday night (4-2), is now a figure of team to avoid on a continental scale. A change of status that comes with additional pressure.
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Especially since the draw was not very lenient for the Ile-de-France residents. And for good reason, Kylian Mbappé and his partners will have a lot to do in the quarterfinals, since it is Bayern Munich, defending champion and winner against the Parisians in Lisbon last summer (1-0) who will stand in their way. The worst possible draw, no more and no less.
Worse, in case of qualification against the Bavarians, Paris Saint-Germain will face the winner of the clash between Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund. In short, to reach the top of Europe, the French Champion will have a lot to do this season. However, according to Raphaël Varane, Paris has every chance for the final victory.
“It is one of the candidate teams for the title”
“Paris has the qualities in its workforce to go far in this competition, they have already proven it. It is one of the teams who are candidates for the title. They have gained experience over the last few years. They do not miss much. thing, they have the weapons to go to the end “, estimated the French defender of Real Madrid, on Europe 1, this Monday.
A way to put pressure on other shoulders than those of Real Madrid? As a reminder, Kingsley Coman, the Frenchman from Bayern Munich, had not been of the same opinion. In February, he was asked what, according to him, were the favorites for the C1 title this year? And the tricolor had not spoken of Paris Saint-Germain, his training club.
“I would say teams like Liverpool, Manchester City, Juventus… They are a little worse now, but they are still dangerous teams in the Champions League. Do I put PSG below? No , not below. But I do not put them in my favorites “, he had declared.
If Liverpool and Manchester City are still there, Juventus Turin of Cristiano Ronaldo, eliminated by FC Porto, can not say the same.