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PSG-Bayern, Kimpembe: “Keeping maximum concentration”


The PSG defender is ready to tackle the C1 quarter-final return against Bayern and is aware that the job will have to be finished.

Paris Saint-Germain must finish the job Tuesday night at the Parc des Princes. Last Wednesday at the Allianz Arena, the capital club impressed everyone by overcoming the Bavarian ogre. After a defeat against Lille in the league, PSG rebounded perfectly and offered the scalp of the reigning European champion in Germany. But now, Mauricio Pochettino’s men will have to confirm this result and validate their ticket for the last four of the competition.

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The reigning French champion showed this Saturday that he was ready for the most anticipated meeting of the year against Bayern Munich with a masterly success against Strasbourg in Ligue 1. The Parisians will now have to manage their lead and not fall back into their pitfalls by suffering as was the case against FC Barcelona. In an interview with the official PSG website, Presnel Kimpembe returned to the first leg.

“We feel a little tired, but that’s normal. We play a lot of matches and we do not spare our efforts. Against Bayern in the first leg in particular. It was a match of great intensity, with great Bayern side in front, so it took a lot of effort. Was it to be expected such an open meeting? Yes because I think both teams worked well to deliver a great game. And we knew that ‘there were going to be flaws, especially in defense, and against“, explained the French international.

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“We were able to exploit that quickly in this part, which allowed us to score, it was a good game with chances on both sides. The crazy first minutes? This is where you can see the quality of both Teams. Everything was going very quickly, in both directions. It’s the kind of match in which you absolutely have to keep maximum concentration. The film of the match shows it, with our two goals, then their equalization … But I think that we managed to mentally manage“, added the central defender of PSG.

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Focused on the return leg, Presnel Kimpembe is aware that the advantage gained in the first leg is far from definitive and that it will have to be defended: “We have already seen in the past that winning the first leg was not synonymous with qualifying. We all know that it will be complicated on Tuesday, and that they will be vengeful. We managed to put ourselves in the best psychological conditions to think about this Tuesday match calmly “.

“We will have to work together, all together, as we did on the way out. And not to say that things have been acquired. We will have to suffer together, and the most important will be the collective and the solidarity that we are going to. display in the field “, concluded the central defender of PSG who will most likely be captain against Bayern Munich since his usual teammate in central defense, Marquinhos, is very uncertain for this match.

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