If he has a lot of respect for Bayern Munich, the opponent of PSG in the quarter-finals of the Champions League (first leg on Wednesday on RMC Sport), Mauricio Pochettino believes that his team should not feel inferior, as he explains it to the Parisian.
It is a mountain that will stand on the road to PSG on Wednesday. A winning machine that did as well as Barça in 2009 last season by achieving a resounding six-fold (Bundesliga, National Cup, National Supercup, Champions League, European Supercup and Club World Cup).
Even deprived of Robert Lewandowski, hit in the right knee, Bayern Munich has something to scare PSG, his opponent in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. But before the first leg scheduled in Germany (9 p.m. exclusively on RMC Sport), Mauricio Pochettino wanted to convey a reassuring message in an interview given to the Parisian.
“This club exudes enormous strength”
“We are not stupid, Bayern are not an easy team, they are the reigning European champions. But there is no need to have an inferiority complex. We will go to Munich with respect , but with the objective of qualifying for the semi-finals “, supports the Argentinian technician, who does not necessarily see the absence of Lewandowski as an advantage.
“I have a good example. With Tottenham, in the quarter-finals against Manchester City in 2019, Harry Kane is injured in the first half of the first leg. We play almost an hour and the second leg without him, our most striker. essential, like Lewandowski for Bayern. And we qualified. Bayern is not only Lewandowski, who is a huge player. But the real strength of Bayern is its squad, its team. enormous strength, ”Pochettino emphasizes.
On the Parisian side, Leandro Paredes and Marco Verratti will be missing. Due to suspension for the Argentinian and due to a positive coronavirus test for the Italian. Danilo Pereira and Layvin Kurzawa are uncertain. The Portuguese suffers from a contusion to his left calf, while the former Monegasque, who remained in the capital during the international break, is in care for muscle pain in the calves.
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