Les Parisiens Coach Carlo Ancelotti gave his thoughts on this evenings clash at the Stade de Gerland in yesterday’s pre-match press conference.
(Quotes courtesy of the club’s Official Site.)
Carlo on Olympique Lyonnais; “Lyons is an experienced team, with many qualities. Although Lyon are not in a strong position in the league right now, do not forget their victory last week in the Champions League (1-0, at home to Nicosia). They will be motivated against us and will want to deliver a great match, for sure.”
Carlo on PSG’s motive for the game; “We will face a dangerous opponent, always present in Europe. But we need a result there, because we want to stay ahead of Ligue 1. It is important to put in a good performance because we have a great opportunity tomorrow to win again. We’ll do our best to win.”
Carlo on what will entail for his team during the game; “We need to start the game with more confidence than in the opening minutes against Montpellier. We must also keep pace for 90 minutes. In our last game, the control of the match and the reaction at the end of the game were good, but we still have to improve. Tactics are not yet natural, because the team has changed, as for the system, we need time to combine all this.”
Carlo on his strikers; “Yes, we will play with one striker, it will be Kevin Gameiro or Guillaume Hoarau. They have different qualities…I will decide who is best suited as a tactical point of view to play against Lyon. “
The game kicks-off at 20:00 (GMT). Stay tuned to 1970 PSG on twitter as I deliver live updates from the game.