Before thinking about the reception of Barça, for the knockout stages of the Champions League, on March 10 (live on RMC Sport1), the Parisians want to focus on Ligue 1 to regain first place. According to Marco Verratti, “if we were first we could manage ourselves and only think of Barcelona”.
Third in the French championship, Paris Saint-Germain is fighting to regain first place, ahead of Lille and Lyon in the standings. After the defeat against AS Monaco last Sunday (0-2), victory is almost compulsory for the Parisians who will travel to Dijon this Saturday at 5 p.m. on behalf of the 27th day of Ligue 1: “We have everything To lose and they have everything to gain. We must enter the field without thinking outside or the standings. We must play 100% with our weapons “admits Marco Verratti for the official website of the PSG.
Faced with the red lantern of the French championship, PSG “can win” recognizes the midfielder who then admits: “we are stronger, we have great players but we have to show it on the field. If we think that this is ‘It’s easy, we’ll be in trouble. We have to do 90 intense minutes and win this match because it’s a final. “
“If we were first we could manage and think only of Barcelona”
Focus on the battle for first place in the League 1 standings, PSG players must also prepare for the reception of Barça on March 10 for the knockout stages second leg of the Champions League. A deadline which is still far away according to the Italian who believes “not to have the right to think about it”, because “if we were first we could manage and only think of Barcelona but there, we do not have the right. We have to think of Dijon, Bordeaux and then the Coupe de France. These are very important matches for us. “
According to Marco Verratti, the victory in Barcelona last Tuesday (1-4) did not come “by chance” because “we created chances and we defended well”. An “almost perfect” performance according to him. “You have to learn from your defeats, said the Parisian player. You have to show on the field that we are a more mature team than a few years ago. If we are all 100% for 90 minutes we can make great things this season, ”Verratti concludes.