Laurent Blanc said in his pre-match presser yesterday that he expects an open game with Marseille in the classique with both sides looking to win. However the Paris Saint-Germain coach did bemoan the timing of the game just after an international break.
LB said: “To play the classique after this international break is not the best of ideas. I only had the whole squad available yesterday (Friday), including two Argentinians who came back yesterday morning with their heads all over the place. There is nothing we can do about it. They did three laps of the pitch. A match like this deserves a week’s preparation. Everyone’s expecting great football and goals in a game like this but I don’t think the players will be in the best condition, especially the South Americans”.
Olympique Lyonnais’ 1-3 win away to Guingamp yesterday has knocked us off the top of the table. Victory over Marcelo Bielsa’s men will not only put us back at the summit but also open up a five point gap ahead of Marseille.