Borussia Dortmund is coming off a 4-2 win over SC Freiburg on Saturday at the Stade Europa-Park. As a result, the German club is heading into their UEFA Champions League contest against Paris Saint-Germain with positive momentum.
While Dortmund overcame a 2-1 deficit, Mats Hummels noted a weakness in the squad that PSG could exploit on Tuesday at the Parc des Princes. The veteran defender notes that the team struggles when pressed, which must be resolved.
“Facing a more aggressive Freiburg, we lacked a little activity without the ball,” Hummels told Sky Sports (h/t Paris Fans). “So we made them a little stronger. Dominating the opposition with the ball in midfield is an area where we clearly need to improve if we want to be a top team. If we want to take a step forward, we must also dominate in midfield and be able to dismantle a pressing opponent.”
In a tight group with AC Milan, Dortmund, and Newcastle United, the Ligue 1 giants must take advantage of any weakness to get the best of their opponents. The two clubs that advance to the knockout stage must exploit their opponents’ weaknesses or mistakes.
PSG will look to overcome their 3-2 loss at home to OGC Nice on Friday. Dropping points at home for Luis Enrique’s squad would be disastrous, considering how any slip-up could prove costly.