The 1970 Podcast: Hope for the Best, Expect the Worst

The match everyone has been waiting for is almost here. On Tuesday, Paris Saint-Germain will walk out of the tunnel at Signal Iduna Park to take on Borussia Dortmund in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League.

On this episode of The 1970, Marc and Ed skip the tactical analysis and focus on the mentality of PSG heading into the tie against Dortmund.

Recent results, especially the 4-4 draw against Amiens SC last Saturday, shined a light on PSG’s fragile mentality. On paper, Thomas Tuchel’s squad is one of the best in Europe, however, do they have the mental toughness to avoid the devastating error that has cost them the past few seasons?

We know that Kylian Mbappé and Neymar Jr. will be up for the challenge, but PSG’s defense (especially Thiago Silva) will be under the microscope as they look to cope with Dortmund’s high-flying attack led by Erling Haaland.

To wrap up the episode, we discuss Manchester City’s two-year Champions League ban and why PSG escaped UEFA’s sanctions.

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