Thomas Tuchel makes confident claim ahead of PSG v Man United
Thomas Tuchel says his PSG side are full of confidence ahead of their crunch clash with Man United
Thomas Tuchel says his Paris Saint-Germain side are full of confidence ahead of their crunch Champions League clash with Manchester United.
The Red Devils will make the trip to Paris on Wednesday night to take on the Ligue 1 leaders in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash.
Manchester United lost 2-0 to PSG in the first leg at Old Trafford last month following second-half goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe.
PSG’s triumph over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side is the Manchester United interim manager’s only defeat since taking over the reins from Jose Mourinho back in December.
The Red Devils have beaten Arsenal, Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur on the road during their impressive unbeaten run in domestic competitions under the Norwegian coach.
Romelu Lukaku netted a late winner to seal a 3-2 victory over Southampton at Old Trafford on Saturday to extend their run.
PSG, meanwhile, warmed up for Wednesday night’s clash with a 2-1 win at Caen in the French league on Saturday.
And PSG boss Tuchel says his side are confident ahead of Wednesday’s game. He is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror: “Everything is going well and we are confident.
“But it’s half-time in this two-legged tie. A lot of people are saying to think about Barcelona, the 4-0 and then 6-1.
“Others say that Paul Pogba is missing and it will be fine. We must find the middle ground between these two views. We cannot play with fear nor with too much confidence.”
Speaking after the win at Caen, he added: “I am very happy that my players have managed to win this match.
“It’s important to win before a game like the one that awaits us against Manchester.”
Manchester United are in fourth place in the Premier League table ahead of Arsenal and Chelsea FC.
The Blues are in sixth spot but can hoist themselves back into the final Champions League spot if Maurizio Sarri’s side win their game in hand.