Through to the quarters for the first time in four years, PSG are on the cusp of a massive opportunity: in just one match, against Atalanta, they can book a return to the competition’s final four for the first time in 25 years…
Although it might be easy to feel the pressure in such a situation – especially given the added difficulty of having endured an unprecedented five-month lay-off and of course lock-down – the capital club’s Spanish midfielder Pablo Sarabia in fact the picture of calm and positive vibes as he spoke to in-house channel PSG TV from the club’s three-day training camp in Faro, in Portugal’s south.
“We’re adapting ourselves to the situation. It’s true that it’s unique because we’re playing all the ties in one location as single matches, which has never happened before. So we have to adapt,” Sarabia explained. “Yeah it’s a unique chance that we have. We’re going to try to make it a reality and make history for Paris Saint-Germain. I think now is an ideal time to do it. We’ve been focused on it for a while now. We have to be ready, to thoroughly study our rival and perform really well to be able to make history.”
‘Try to win from the get-go’
Their rival – Atalanta – present a unique profile. This quarter-final tie is the culmination of attack-obsessed Atalanta’s best-ever Champions League run, and while PSG are favourites, no-one is under the illusion that it will be an easy