Jean-Pierre Papin gave his analysis before the quarter-final second leg of the Champions League between PSG and Bayern on Tuesday (9 p.m. on RMC Sport 1). The former Munich striker insisted for Le Parisien on the state of mind and mental strength of the German players.
Never in the history of the Champions League has a team that lost three to two at home in the first leg managed to advance to the next round. Lying statistics, this is the task that awaits Bayern Munich this Tuesday on the ground of PSG during the quarter-final return of C1 (from 9 p.m. live on RMC Sport 1). If the heroic victory of Ile-de-France in Bavaria (2-3) could have sowed doubt within the German club, Jean-Pierre Papin believes above all that this risks galvanizing the proteges of Hans-Dieter Flick.
“Paris may have put them a little doubt, but, in their head, they are convinced that anything is possible, estimated for the newspaper Le Parisien the one who played for Bayern between 1994 and 1996. They have all the balls for losing the first leg. But they are convinced that they should have won 6-3. And that if it did not want to come in the first leg, it can come back. “
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With Mbappé, “it can be complicated”
Like Joshua Kimmich, who was quite clear on the outcome of this duel at the Parc des Princes, the Bayern players are showing great confidence. Used to crushing their opponents in the Bundesliga, and even in C1 for two seasons, their domination in the first leg gives them hope. With 31 chances against Paris, and a Keylor Navas very (very very) great evenings, Thomas Muller’s partners should have folded this quarter-final at the Allianz Arena. But a Kylian Mbappé in great shape had been more effective. For Jean-Pierre Papin, the tricolor world champion constitutes the main threat in Ile-de-France, the one who can make Bayern doubt and kneel.
“Afterwards, they also know that if they don’t have a guy who goes as fast as Mbappé, it can be complicated, again assured the winner of the Ballon d’Or in 1991. Not only does he go fast, ends well, but he has a series of high-level performances and keeps his head on his shoulders. The goals he has just set in Barcelona and Munich, that does not happen often. “
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