Our old friend Serge Aurier is back in the news and he’s praising Paris Saint-Germain before the start of the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League.
The former PSG right-back, who left in 2017 to join Tottenham Hotspur, gave an interview to France Football where he spoke about a number of topics including PSG’s chance of winning the Champions League.
“This year, I think Paris has resolved certain problems. Frankly, they are likely to go far because there is less pressure on them this season. If Paris wants to win the Champions League tomorrow, don’t put pressure on it.”
“Last season, who could have imagined that Manchester United would pass? I could have bet my house that Paris was going to win. It was unimaginable. There, it has to be the opposite: that nobody is counting on the Parisians this year to get to the end.”
Aurier knows all about devastating losses in the Champions League at PSG. He came on as a late substitute in 2017 when FC Barcelona won 6-1 at the Camp Nou to overturn a 4-0 PSG advantage after the first leg. The Ivorian did taste success last year with Spurs as they reached the Champions League final with Spurs before losing to Liverpool FC.
Could this be the season PSG sees success? Aurier believes so. With a healthy Neymar Jr. and Kylian Mbappé, anything is possible but it will require some luck. If it does happen though, maybe Aurier can record a special Periscope broadcast and congratulate his former teammates.
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