Nagelsmann: “We have to be flexible”
“Flexibility is not as important in the Bundesliga as it is in the knockout stages. There, we have to adapt to the score, know how to be flexible, go from 3 to 4 defenders, we play a lot with 4 defenders but we must be able to be flexible. One must know how to manage space. PSG have a very special defensive line. We will have to be in the best positions. We are prepared to play 90 minutes with three defenders as we are prepared to play it with four defenders. You can also switch from one system to another during the game. »
Nagelsmann: “Mbappé is changing the way we approach the game”
“Neymar’s absence doesn’t change much. The presence of Mbappé changes everything. He can change a game, he changes the way we approach this game. We can’t stop him throughout a match because he is extraordinary. We have to solve this problem as a team. »
Nagelsmann: “Mané can decide the result coming off the bench”
“He is recovering more and more, I don’t think he will start tomorrow. But we are happy to see him back. It will be important depending on the result, Sadio is one of the players who can decide the result coming off the bench. »
Nagelsmann: “Don’t leave too much space behind our backs”
“We played high and we pressed well. We must continue to be solid behind. We will have to get into our game quickly and be careful not to leave too many spaces behind our defensive line. If you look at Paris, Messi is playing between the lines, the passing lines to him will have to be cut. We have to be careful not to be too aggressive. We also expect a lot from Yan Sommer.
Nagelsmann: “Stanisic is reliable”
The coach was asked about Stanisic who should compensate for the absence of Pavard: “I expect him to be good, he is reliable. He knows what he needs to bring to the field, he is fast, he has good ideas. He played very well against the Union. »
Müller on the absence of Captain Neuer
“We have 11 captains on the pitch. It’s not just about having the armband around your arm, but about what we want to do for the team. Müller slipped away, it was Julian Nagelsmann’s turn to speak.
Müller: ‘Neymar’s absence will change the shape of his team’
“When I watch the highlights of the last few months, Neymar makes his technique speak. His absence will inevitably change the shape of his team because Neymar is a dominant player. But like with us, there is not just one player. »
Müller: “Choupo-Mouting is very important to us”
“I did not experience this time when he was mocked in Paris. Those who laughed don’t know football. I think in Paris he could have had more playing time. In Munich there are a lot of top strikers, but he is an important element for us and I’m sure he already had these qualities in Paris. »
Müller: “Mbappé is a threat”
“Mbappé is a threat, he is the top scorer in Paris. We have to think about how to stop it. But it’s a team sport. We have to manage the other players. It’s a very important factor but you have to prepare to face a team and adapt to their qualities. »
Müller: “We feel well prepared”
“We feel well prepared. We played well in Paris and dominated the first half. If they risk too much, too quickly, we will have the opportunity to take advantage of it. It’s a very exciting game. »
Müller: “It’s going to be hot”
“We have a plan, I’m not going to go into it in detail, but in a game like this, you always need a bit of luck. It’s going to be hot but we’ve had a lot of experiences at this stadium and they’ve often been positive. »
Müller: “We want to embarrass Mbappé”
“Mbappé is the most spectacular player. He makes the right decisions in the area, he not only plays well, he is also effective. Tomorrow, we don’t just want to watch it, we want to embarrass it. »
Thomas Müller in front of journalists
Thomas Müller has just presented himself at a press conference at the Allianz Arena.
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Donnarumma, Marquinhos and Verratti, at the reveal of the C1
Gianluigi Donnarumma, Marquinhos and Marco Verratti are having a complicated season, not always up to their talent. They no longer frequent the big leagues. A major performance on the Champions League stage against Bayern could help them find it. The hour of their revenge has come.
The program of the day
On D-1 of the round of 16 return against Bayern, the Parisians will train at 6:15 p.m. this Tuesday. Prior to the session, Christophe Galtier and Marco Verratti will be presented at a press conference at 5:10 p.m. at the Allianz Arena.
Who for the right-back position?
The system of three central defenders has given satisfaction to the Parisian staff, but who will occupy the right lane of PSG in Munich? Holder but replaced in the 71st minute against Nantes, Nordi Mukiele did not train on Monday in order to continue to treat his Achilles tendon. Achraf Hakimi took part in the training session. The Moroccan is physically fit to play the most important match of the Parisian season. He also feels mentally ready to perform despite his recent rape indictment.
Marquinhos trained on Monday
Hit in the ribs against Nantes on Saturday, Marquinhos participated well in the training session with the rest of the team on Monday. Although he was still in pain, the Brazilian flew with the rest of the group towards Bavaria. The Brazilian’s ailments did not raise fears of a package in the Parisian ranks. The captain is determined to play this return match against Bayern, he should hold his place in a three-way hinge, supported by Sergio Ramos and Danilo Pereira.
Mr. Orsato at the whistle, painful memories
Daniele Orsato will referee the round of 16 second leg of C1 between Bayern Munich and PSG. He had already officiated in 2020, during the final lost by the Parisians against the Bavarians (1-0).
If his presence on the lawn will not bring back good memories to the players of Christophe Galtier, the 47-year-old Italian is a referenced referee. Voted best male referee of the year in 2020, he was notably at the whistle of the World Cup semi-final between Argentina and Croatia (3-0) last December.
Focused faces and board game
The Parisian players appeared focused on a video posted by PSG, revealing behind the scenes of the trip of Lionel Messi and his teammates. Vitinha, Nuno Mendes and Danilo Pereira indulged in board games during the flight.
Parisians in Munich since Monday evening
Accustomed to carrying out its final set-up at the Camp des Loges and only flying to its European opponent the day before the meeting, Paris took, in particular because of the strikes, the way to Bavaria for more than forty-eight hours. before kick-off.
The Bavarians press conference at 2 p.m.
Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann and Thomas Müller will be interviewed by journalists from 2 p.m.
Galtier and Verrati in front of the press at 5:10 p.m.
The Parisian coach will be flanked by Marco Verratti at a press conference from 5:15 p.m. at the Allianz Arena. The words of the two protagonists will be transcribed live on this live!
The reasons to believe
After their defeat in the first leg against Bayern (0-1) in the Champions League, PSG must create the feat and win in Munich to continue to exist in the competition.
See you Wednesday at 9 p.m.
The Parisians have arrived in Bavaria since Monday evening. After losing by one goal in the first leg (1-0), PSG must reverse the situation on the lawn of the Allianz Arena, Wednesday at 9 p.m.
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