French club PSG striker Neymar has elucidated on his side’s intellect ahead of the return leg against English side Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League semi-final. PSG squad looks to bounce back from a 2-1 home defeat. Paris Saint-Germain is set to visit Etihad Stadium for their Champions League semi-final second leg with Man City.
To progress to next level Pochettino’s side must score twice, turning the tables from the first leg where Pep Guardiola’s men took the victory. Neymar from the leading champions of the last year who lost to Bayern Munich in the Champions League finals wants his team to believe they are capable of making it to finals this year as well.
Neymar commented ahead of return leg with Man City
“We have a very difficult match ahead against a serious opponent Manchester City, but we have to believe in our own success, no matter what the stats or our percentage chance of winning is. I think that every Parisian has to believe in us, I’m on the front line and I’ll be the first warrior who goes into battle for the team” said the Brazilian to the official media channel of the club.
“I want to lead my team in this war and I will do my best to make our comeback a success. Even if I have to die on the pitch. I’m going to fight and do everything in my power to get the victory.”
“I like to play in the style that you see me play, possessing the ball more and moving around the pitch more. Of course, it annoys opponents a lot and that is why they have to foul against me. However, I’m still not going to give up my style of play.”
Meanwhile, Pochettino has said PSG hopes to have Kylian Mbappe available to face City after he missed the Lens win with a calf injury.
“I am always optimistic and I still am. We think he will be there but we will make a decision before the game” the Argentine said.
“The most important thing will be to win, more than playing good football. We’re going to give it a try and we’re focused on this City game and the tactics we should put in place,” Pochettino added.
This could be PSG’s second consecutive Champions League finals if they succeed to defeat Manchester City. The Parisians managed to reach the last fours beating Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals, they had faced in finals last year.
Manchester City vs PSG match is scheduled for Tuesday, May 4. This match is highly important for both the competitive teams, the winner will book their ticket for Champions League Finals waiting for Real Madrid or Chelsea to join them in the biggest clash.
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