Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi was in attendance for the UEFA Champions League draw, which saw the capital club join familiar foes in Manchester City, RB Leipzig, and Club Brugge in Group A.
“Of course, it’s the draw for the Champions League; it’s very high level, it’s the best competition in the world for the club. It’s normal. If we really want to go the furthest, we need to win every game, stay focused in every game, to work,” Al-Khelaïfi said.
“I think it’s a good thing to work on motivation. As a club, we are looking for this quality of matches. I know it’s not easy, but we need to work.”
The group stage will see Les Parisiens face Manchester City, who eliminated them last season in the semi-finals; the club chief hopes the squad will be ready for this rematch.
“City are one of the best clubs in the world, of course, with a top team, but we really want to work and be ready for this match,” Al-Khelaïfi said.
Finally, Al-Khelaïfi touched on the Kylian Mbappé transfer rumors regarding Real Madrid.
“You know, I was very clear. We have always been very clear on the situation, on the club’s position. We’re not going to repeat every time. You know our position. We are not going to change,” Al-Khelaïfi said.