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Paris St Germain decided to win each competitors this season, says captain Marquinhos

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As Paris St Germain (PSG) prepares to face Borussia Dortmund within the group-stage of the Champions League, their supervisor Luis Enrique has cautioned in opposition to an unhealthy obsession with successful the distinguished match. Despite being the dominant drive in French soccer since Qatar Sports Investments took over in 2011, PSG has but to clinch the distinguished Champions League title.

The staff is ready to kick off their newest try to safe the elusive trophy on Tuesday, 19 September, competing in opposition to Dortmund in a difficult group that additionally contains Newcastle United from England and Italy’s AC Milan, who’ve gained the match seven occasions.

Luis Enrique, chatting with reporters on Monday earlier than the match at Parc des Princes, stated that obsession was not a superb behavior.

“When a club is obsessed with something, it’s never a good sign. You have to have ambition but obsession doesn’t work in any area of life,” the PSG supervisor stated.

He added that whereas the purpose is to win all competitions, the unpredictable nature of soccer means any final result is feasible.

“You can play an incredible game and lose, play badly and win. As a club, we play all competitions to win them, that’s the objective. It’s very ambitious but it’s necessary,” he additional added.

Marquinhos, the staff’s defender and captain, supported his supervisor’s viewpoint, stating that there was no strain to win the Champions League title. Notably, Lionel Messi and Neymar had been jeered by the PSG Ultras final season after the staff had been knocked out of the match.

“The Champions League is not an obsession, there isn’t pressure. We’re working because we’re competitors, and the club is determined to win every competition, including this one. We know the path, it’s a long one.”

Currently fifth within the Ligue 1 standings with eight factors from 5 video games, PSG has had a combined begin below Luis Enrique, with two wins from 5 league video games. Despite a latest 3-2 defeat by Nice, Enrique stays optimistic concerning the staff’s progress, praising the gamers’ receptiveness to new concepts and ideas, and expressing confidence within the unwavering help of the followers.

“I already have this experience, this process that takes time… I feel calm, there will be good football and good results, I’m sure of it.”

Edited By:

Kingshuk Kusari

Published On:

Sep 19, 2023