Paris Saint-Germain will have one final tune-up match before traveling to Germany for a must-win match against Borussia Dortmund.
The capital club will welcome FC Nantes to the Parc des Princes on Saturday and then focus on the UEFA Champions League task at hand. Nonetheless, manager Luis Enrique believes that the Nantes match can prepare PSG for what’s to come next week against Dortmund.
How will PSG prepare for Borussia Dortmund?
Enrique spoke to reporters on Friday before PSG’s match against FC Nantes and noted the preparation that this match will serve his squad.
“I think it’s an important match before the Dortmund match; they played with a 4-3-3 system, which can be useful to start Wednesday’s match,” Enrique told reporters (h/t Paris Fans). “These are slightly different circumstances; it’s a new coach, and there’s only one match to play.
Against us, teams are used to changing, so the scenario for tomorrow’s match may be more open. We don’t really know how they will behave, but that doesn’t change our objective. We must be ready to fight against any system and all attitudes with more or less pressure.
That’s all. I think it’s important to have a great match at home, to be superior up front, and to play at a good level to prepare for the game against Dortmund, without a doubt.
While there are other ways that PSG can get into the round of 16, the most straightforward route is to beat Dortmund. Now, a road win is easier said than done.
The Ligue 1 side has struggled away from the Parc des Princes this group stage, so this match has a lot riding on the team to take the next step in their project.