Emery confident PSG can overturn MadridMarch 6, 2018
Paris Saint Germain boss Unai Emery has revealed his confidence ahead of his side’s fixture against Real Madrid on Tuesday evening.
Having witnessed his side’s failure to hold on to a lead in the first leg, Emery has been in full preparation ahead of the Parc des Princes affair this week.
Adrien Rabiot’s opening goal for the French side at Santiago Bernabeu two weeks previous, was cancelled out after Zinedine Zidane’s side overturned the score and won 3-1.
Emery’s side are fully prepared for the fixture, having seen the likes of Edinson Cavani, Kylian Mbappe and Marquinhos all return to full fitness and confidence is said to be high in Paris.
Neymar’s non-appearance through injury has left many questioning the French side’s capability of overturning the reigning Champions League holders, but Emery has said he has full confidence in his side.
“This is a huge match for us in every aspect as the Champions League is crucial in our objectives but also as a marker for future big games,” Emery told his pre-match press conference.
“This is a massive moment for the club and for all of France, we know we are capable of winning against the best teams in the world.
“We can beat the best version of Real Madrid and I want their players to all be fit and ready to play, although it is not a priority for me who they play.
“We are focused on performing to a high level of 90 minutes and for us to give our best version to beat the best of Madrid’s.
“Everyone is available apart from Neymar…Marquinhos, Verratti, Mbappe and Cavani all trained well on Monday, only Pastore did not but we are hopeful he will be ok.”
The fixture will see Madrid looking to put their indifferent league form to one side, whilst Cristiano Ronaldo will most likely be in full form after he netted his 300th and 300st league goals for the Spanish club in the weekend win over Getafe.
PSG ( 4-3-3): Areola; Alves, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Yuri; Verratti, Motta, Rabiot, Mbappe, Cavani, Di Maria
Real Madrid ( 4-3-3): Keylor; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Lucas, Kovacic, Casemiro; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo