Paris St Germain may nonetheless attain the Champions League final 16 in the event that they lose to Istanbul Basaksehir but coach Thomas Tuchel is not going to be glad with something lower than a victory on Tuesday. PSG have 9 factors in Group H together with RB Leipzig and Manchester United and a win would ship the French champions by way of to the knockout stage as group winners.
A draw would even be sufficient for the French champions to qualify, whereas a defeat would imply the United v Leipzig sport would want to have a winner for PSG to advance.
Tuchel’s aspect have dragged themselves right into a beneficial place within the group as they face a Turkish workforce who’ve received one and misplaced 4 together with their final two away video games.
“The players know how hard they had to work to put themselves in that situation,” Tuchel informed a information convention on Monday after PSG took most factors of their final two video games.
“We’re going to prepare seriously for this game. It’s a third final (for us) in the group and we’re looking to win it after (beating) Manchester (United) and Leipzig.
“Our first goal is to win, that’s all we think about. We need to show respect for the game and for the opponents. There’s no easy game in the Champions League.”