On Tuesday, Paris Saint-Germain will welcome Celtic FC to the Parc des Princes for the last friendly tune-up before taking on AS Saint-Étienne in the Coupe de France final on July 24.
Les Parisien’s first two friendlies have resulted in lopsided scores as the capital club has outscored their opponents by a combined score of 16-0. Celtic hopes to avoid that type of embarrassment when they come to the French capital. The Scottish Premiership champions were at the Groupama Stadium last Saturday, where they fell 2-1 to Olympique Lyonnais.
Despite the defeat, Celtic played a close game and are coming in with some confidence. Although PSG has the more prominent stars and expensive squad, Patryk Klimala isn’t afraid of going up against the Ligue 1 champions as he told the Daily Record.
“It’s just a normal game. It’s PSG, but we will play as we would against anyone. For me, PSG is a big club, but it’s a normal match. If we enter the game scared, we will have lost before the match even begins,” Klimala said. “They have a lot of big names like Kylian Mbappe and Neymar. I watched them in the Champions League. But I think we have a good chance of winning the match against PSG.”
Out of all three friendly opponents, Celtic will be the strongest, so it’s essential to see how the PSG squad performs against them. It’s the last audition to provide the supporters some confidence as the matches will begin to count starting next week.
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