PSG-Dortmund: “Paris will certainly do better than last week”, believes Edin Terzic

PSG-Dortmund: “Paris will certainly do better than last week”, believes Edin Terzic
PSG-Dortmund: “Paris will certainly do better than last week”, believes Edin Terzic

On the eve of the Champions League semi-final return against PSG, Borussia Dortmund coach Edin Terzic spoke at a press conference this Monday. He notably spoke of the ambitions of his team during a match which could satisfy his club, winner in the first leg (1-0) last Wednesday.

“We have to do everything together tomorrow (Tuesday), with a good plan and good ideas,” he said. Paris will certainly do better than last week. We want to win this ticket to the final. We have done a fantastic job so far in the Champions League. »

“We didn’t really find each other at the time. We lacked courage in many areas. In the two matches in Dortmund, we showed that we could play in a completely different way against PSG,” continued the German-Croatian coach about the difference between this double confrontation and the one which took place in the group stage. between the two teams.

The latter, in office since May 2022, multiplies the comparisons. To the point of remembering the two biggest exploits of the Ruhr club in C1, with the victory in 1997 against Juventus and the final lost in 2013 against Bayern Munich, which it could also find in the final this year. “The return matches were extremely close in 1997 and 2013. But it would be even nicer if, at the end of this season, the parallel with 1997 was greater than in 2013,” he said.

“Impossible to defend Mbappé alone”

One thing is certain, Borussia Dortmund will have to monitor Kylian Mbappé very closely. German captain Mats Hummels has this in mind: “We can only defend him as a team. With the inimitable speed he has, he cannot be countered alone. But he is only part of a whole, we also have to pay attention to many other players.”

To block the Bondynois as much as possible, the pillar of Dortmund’s central defense gave confidence to his teammates such as the Norwegian right-back Julian Ryerson who will face Mbappé the entire match: “I love playing alongside him. You can always count on him. He’s a real defender and he loves to fight. He’s a dream full-back.” The 2014 world champion was also satisfied with the performance of his teammate in the central hinge, Nico Schlotterbeck, author of the decisive pass on Niclas Füllkrug’s goal in the first leg.

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