Video: ‘I Hope That PSG Will Go Very Far’ – Lyon Manager Roots for Paris SG in the Champions League to Improve Ligue 1’s UEFA Index

Paris Saint-Germain remains the only French club competing in Europe. The capital club is coming off a 4-1 first-leg victory over FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League. Les Parisiens have one foot in the quarterfinals, and one manager in Ligue 1 hopes that they go far in the competition. 

At his press conference, Olympique Lyonnais manager Rudi Garcia stated his desire for PSG to head far to help their UEFA index. Canal Supporters relayed the Lyon gaffers comments as he wants to see more Ligue 1 teams in Europe. Especially in the Champions League, since the league only has two direct spots into the group stage. 

“Only PSG is now playing in Europe since Lille was eliminated from the Europa League. I hope that PSG will go very far, but more for the UEFA index because they have taken a big hit this year, and we need to have more clubs in the Champions League. What is complicated in France when you are a coach is that there are many good clubs but only two direct places for the Champions League,” Garcia said

“Where in Germany, England, Italy and Spain you have four places. I hope that in the future, that will change from 2024 that should change. In the meantime, it’s much harder to qualify here for the Champions League. This is what I can say, and that PSG goes as far as possible to bring us back points.”

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