It was only a couple of months ago that Paris Saint-Germain defeated RB Leipzig by a 3-0 final score in the UEFA Champions League semifinals. PSG then advanced to the Champions League final, while Leipzig was sent home following the contest.
For RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann, he is very much looking forward to meeting PSG once again in next week’s Champions League group stage encounter. This time around, PSG will be without several players due to injury.
Nevertheless, Nagelsmann knows that he may need to make significant changes to his team’s setup. Nagelsmann spoke further during a recent press conference (via RMC Sport) about his mindset ahead of the Champions League clash against the Ligue 1 powerhouse.
“We are going to have two important games against one of the best teams in Europe,” Nagelsmann said. “We are going to have to play a little differently than what we did in the semifinals last season. Now we have to win: one game would be good, both would be perfect. We have to show a different face in these two games.”
RB Leipzig may need a win over PSG to remain in contention for a spot in the Champions League knockout stage. If Leipzig is unable to clinch a win against PSG, the German side may then have to look ahead to next year’s Europa League knockout stage instead.
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