Borussia Dortmund will look to leave the French capital with three points when they face Paris Saint-Germain on Matchday 1 of the UEFA Champions League. While the Ligue 1 side is coming off a 3-2 loss last Friday, the German club knows PSG will come with a chip on their shoulder.
Ahead of the contest, Dortmund manager Edin Terzic spoke about what he expects from the Parisians on Tuesday night. While PSG will come looking to set an offensive tone, Terzic believes his squad is ready to go toe-to-toe.
“Of course, we analyzed this match,” Terzic told reporters (h/t Canal Supporters). “We saw that Nice played very well and that they pressed very aggressively, defending intelligently. PSG had a lot of difficulties. Naturally, we, too, tried to see how we were going to try to upset them.
“We have ideas. We know that we have enough qualities. Afterward, we also know that it is difficult to start here in Paris, but we have the weapons to fight. We will have to be as aggressive as possible and not leave open spaces that PSGloves. Every mistake will cost us a goal. If there is no balance, it will be difficult to defeat PSG.”
For PSG, they cannot afford to drop points at home, considering how tight this Group of Death is expected to be. AC Milan and Newcastle United are also in the mix, so not taking care of business at home is a perfect way to ensure a team doesn’t qualify for the knockout stages.
The two teams that don’t advance past the group stage likely failed to execute on the little details. For PSG supporters’ sake, let’s hope that won’t be the French giants.