Barcelona Executive Shares Squad’s Mindset as Champions League Clash with PSG Looms

The UEFA Champions League quarterfinals first-leg contest between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain is a few weeks away. Nonetheless, those within the Spanish team already have their eyes on the contest.

Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez already has his starting lineup planned out for the match. While the 44-year-old likely knows who will be playing to start the contest, one club executive revealed the group’s mindset.

“We are dreaming of something that is not a fantasy, that today is reality,” Laporta said. “We are in the Champions League quarter-finals with a very tough tie against PSG. Having the second leg at home is good for us. The team is now super motivated.”

A potent squad is essential for Barcelona to overcome the Parisians. The absence of key players would grant the capital club an advantage. Journalist Javi Miguel has offered an update on two midfielders and their availability for the first leg on April 10th at the Parc des Princes.

Miguel reports that Frenkie de Jong’s recovery from his sprained ankle is progressing very positively. All signs suggest that he will be fully prepared for the match against PSG.

On the other hand, the chances of Pedri being ready for the first leg against PSG are still up in the air. Furthermore, Barcelona will not force him, nor will they put pressure on him to return.

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