The pressure mounts 48 hours after the first shock between PSG and Manchester City. Pep Guardiola seems confident in the strength of his team.
Paris Saint-Germain to challenge Manchester City on Wednesday night at Parc des Princes in the semi-final first leg of the Champions League.
A little over 48 hours before the shock, each camp takes stock of its strengths to reassure itself. The Parisians notably have their exceptional duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappé. And on the Manchester City side, what is their greatest strength? Coach Pep Guardiola responds.
Guardiola relies on his collective
“We may not have a player capable of winning a match on his own, like Messi, Ronaldo, Mbappé or Neymar. But the average level of my players is so high… That’s why no replacement unbalances the team,” judged the Spaniard at the microphone of Canal +, who is counting on his collective to overthrow the champions of France, scorers FC Barcelona then Bayern Munich in previous rounds.
“At the start of the season, the opponents knew our game, so I wanted to change some things. But instead of moving us forward, it disturbed us. At one point I said, ‘It’s okay, let’s get back to our game. We’re going back to what we did at the start, five years ago.’
After that, the players regained their qualities. We went on and found confidence. That’s why we’re here, ”Guardiola explained.
League Cup winners on Sunday and Premier League leaders, the Citizens are in great shape at the moment.