After a disappointing end to the UEFA Women’s Champions League campaign with a 1-0 loss to Olympique Lyonnais in the semi-finals, Paris Saint-Germain Féminine is now preparing for their 2020-21 season.
Sara Däbritz spoke with PSG’s website to discuss the upcoming campaign for the capital club. The first question that the German international answers are over the squad’s mindset heading into a new season.
“The first days of the return, we were very sad, because we wanted to play this final, but we lost against Lyon,” Däbritz said. “But the new season is starting, and we want to move forward and improve, especially to win this first game, and have a good season.”
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Däbritz then discusses the unity of the squad. The midfielder believes that the team is strong, heading into the preseason and hoping to translate it to the pitch.
“The group worked very well during the preseason. We have made a lot of progress over the training sessions and the weeks,” Däbritz said. “There is also a very good atmosphere within the group; the state of mind is the right one when it comes to restarting the championship. The team is very strong. We now have to demonstrate it on the pitch.”
Although their Champions League campaign didn’t go their way, they’re happy that the new season is about to start, so there’s no lingering heartache from their loss to Lyon.
“I have a very good feeling about the coming season,” Däbritz said. “The Champions League was a real disappointment, but we want to perform well in all the competitions that we will be tackling in the coming months. We have to keep working hard, focus on the future, and achieve our goals, which are to win trophies.”
Finally, Däbritz touches on the goals that Les Parisiennes have for their upcoming season.
“Clearly, we want to win the championship. We know that there are still a few small details to settle,” Däbritz said. “We have to start the season well on Saturday against Guingamp, we are aware of our potential, and we can accomplish great things.”
Lyon is the standard in women’s football, and PSG hopes that this is the year they can overthrow their rivals from the throne.
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