PSG Midfielder Discusses Tough Matchup Against Barcelona in UCL Quarterfinals

Paris Saint-Germain drew FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals. Both teams likely view this draw with good eyes, allowing them to advance to the semifinals. 

The first leg is a couple of weeks away, but with Fabian Ruiz joining the Spanish national team during this FIFA break, the 27-year-old was asked about the looming matchup. The midfielder kept his response short and to the point. 

“They’ve had quite a few matches with good results, it’s going to be a very difficult match,” Ruiz said (h/t Paris Fans).

Furthermore, Ruiz spoke about how the team is feeling heading into this matchup. The former Napoli standout has garnered a more important role in Luis Enrique’s system this season. 

“We have a great team, and we are in a good dynamic,” Ruiz added. “I’m happy to have minutes. We are alive in all competitions; we hope to have a good year.”

PSG don’t have a challenging path to the Champions League final as the winner of this tie with Barcelona gets to player whoever comes out victorious in the Borussia Dortmind-Atlético de Madrid matchup. 

Additionally, the Parisians have a shot at winning a treble as they sit atop Ligue 1 and are in the Coupe de France semifinals. 

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