At the microphone of RMC Sport, Bacary Sagna gave his point of view on the semi-final of the Champions League PSG-Manchester City. The former Skyblues player sees favorite Paris.
Right side of the Skyblues between 2014 and 2017, Bacary Sagna gives his prognosis for the clash between PSG and Manchester City, next Wednesday in the semi-final first leg of the Champions League (9 p.m. on RMC Sport). And according to him, it is the Parisians who start favorites in this semi-final: “I see Paris favorite for this year because they fell against the best team, which was Bayern. They were able to defend in the first leg, even while suffering, as a team, “greets the former French international on RMC Sport.
“Values that will push them far this year”
“We saw values that had not appeared in the team for quite a few years, explains Bacary Sagna about the quarter-final against Bayern. We saw Mbappé and Neymar defend, and a group that wanted it same thing. In counterattack, they hurt them very badly. These are values which will push them far this year. “
For him, the Parisian club is not the same since its previous meeting with the Cityzens, in the quarter-finals of the C1 five years ago. “It’s a different PSG from the one we played in 2016, explains Sagna. A PSG that has a lot more certainties, one that is different better, that makes more effort, that scares me more than it does. ‘did in 2016. ” According to him, the PSG would leave with an advantage in terms of “quality”, but also on the “psychological” aspect.
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Sagna points to City’s defense
The 2016 League Cup winner with Manchester City also believes that “City in the Champions League is not City in the Premier League”, adding that there is “a bit of uncertainty before this game, especially if De Bruyne is missing “. The Belgian midfielder was injured last weekend in the Cup and is not yet certain to take part in this shock.
The former French international gives Manchester City’s weak point: “A strong team offensively but which, defensively, is sometimes missing. We could see it this weekend. This is where Paris has its card. Mbappé and Neymar go to 2000, Di Maria on a good day is unstoppable. ” See you this Wednesday (9 p.m., live on RMC Sport 1) to find out if the trio of Parisian stars will manage to turn the head of the Mancunian defense.