Champions League: PSG VS. Real Madrid
Trainer Carlo Ancelotti From the Spanish Football Record Champion Real Madrid is optimistic about the eighth-finishing game of the Champions League on Tuesday at Paris Saint-Germain.
“We have a good feeling, we have all self-confidence in the world,” said the coach of the team around the ex-Münchner Toni Kroos and David Alaba from journalists in Paris in the evening in front of the top duel.
However, the 62-year-old Italian also spoke of a “serious game against a heavy opponent who wants to get the title. That could also be loose the final, and no one would be surprised. But we have great desire to turn off PSG.”
The former Bayern coach (2016-2017) knows the French club very well, because it was between 2011 and 2013 PSG coach. He also knows about the pressure that Paris finally wins the European premier class. “But we are under pressure,” he admitted. In front of such a top duel, the coaches – he and his PSG colleague Mauricio Pochettino – had to do relatively little work, he stressed. “The motivation reaches 100 percent on both sides. To win tomorrow, we have to complete a complete game. Everything has to be right.”
Madrid’s French striker Karim Benzema (34), whose use was still questionable in Paris after just overly survived injury on Monday, meanwhile said that this top duel does not give a favorite. “If one compares the qualities of single players of both teams, we are on the same level. There is no favorite.” The opponent is “a great team.”
Real (54) has four points more than pursuer FC Seville as a league leader of the Spanish league. In 24 rounds you have lost only twice. Most recently, the “royal” were far away from their best form. In the last three league games, the Madrilenen only managed a victory and early February was drawn from the quarterfinals of the Spanish Cup at Athletic Bilbao (0: 1).