Paris Saint-Germain winger Pablo Sarabia needed to have a strong showing for the club in its recent contest against Nimes Olympique. Sarabia’s standing with manager Thomas Tuchel was up in the air, so the Spanish talent had to put together a promising performance to showcase that he still can be relied on off the bench.
Sarabia delivered for the club as he logged a goal and two assists in the team’s 4-0 win against Nimes. The performance was like a sigh of relief for the winger, as he has been dealing with some recent difficulties. In speaking to PSG TV, Sarabia talked about the struggles that he has had as of late with the club and his ambition to simply contribute to Tuchel’s side.
“After confinement and all these days without playing, the recovery was very difficult,” Sarabia said. “It took hard work to get back in shape which was difficult due to the lack of competition. I have to keep working. I always work to improve and feel stronger. I was not at the best time of my career and, day after day, I did everything to improve and feel better physically, and to get back to my level from last season.”
PSG is set to kick off UEFA Champions League group stage play later this week when it goes up against Manchester United. Sarabia is well familiar with the Premier League side but also realizes that PSG should not take for granted the other teams in its Champions League group.
“I already played against them with Sevilla, two years ago,” Sarabia said. “It was very special because we managed to win at Old Trafford and qualify for the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
“Regarding Leipzig, it is sure that it will be a form of revenge for them after the semifinal of last season. It will therefore be necessary to make the two best possible matches, at home and away. In any case, I hope that we will win all our matches in this group, which will mean that we will finish at the top of the table.”
Sarabia is not slated to start against Manchester United, but the club will likely need him to be an attacking spark off the bench during the fixture.
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