Paris Saint-Germain won’t be heading into their UEFA Champions League contest against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday at the Parc des Princes on the right foot. PSG fell 3-2 at home against OGC Nice, leaving more questions than answers.
After the loss, defender Lucas Hernandez spoke to Amazon Prime Video. While the result leaves a sour taste, the 27-year-old notes that the team will be ready for Tuesday’s contest against Borussia Dortmund.
“We knew it was going to be a complicated match,” Hernandez said (h/t Paris Fans). “We have players who returned late from selection but that’s no excuse. It will help us for Tuesday’s match which will not be easy. We will have to go in from the start at 100 percent.”
PSG is starting slowly this 2023–24 Ligue 1 season. The capital club opened their season with a pair of draws. However, the Ligue 1 side then racked up back-to-back wins, leading many to think the team was beginning to click. Nonetheless, the loss is a setback, and Hernandez stated what he views as the issue.
“There were 11 recruits, a new coach, a new idea,” Hernadez added. “We adapt little by little. It’s up to us to try to adapt and be aware of what the coach wants on the pitch. We try to do as much as possible, but it’s true that there are some automatisms that we don’t yet have 100 percent. It will take a little more time, but the serious things start on Tuesday.”
It will be interesting to see how the squad reacts to this loss because they cannot drop points against Dortmund, considering how tough the group is with AC Milan and Newcastle United also in the mix.