Unai Emery does not want to get carried away by Paris Saint-Germain’s chances of winning the Champions League this season, despite the arrival of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe at the Ligue 1 club.
The mega-rich French giants, who suffered an unfortunate defeat on aggregate against Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League last seaon – will take on Celtic for their Group B opener on Tuesday.
PSG are expected to top the group which also includes Bayern Munich and Anderlecht but they will be under more persuuere this year to do more than just reaching the knockout stages.
While he said that he has a strong squad capable of going deep into the competition, Emery has now turned all his attention on how to outplay Celtic on Tuesday.
“We want to take it step by step. We start with a lot of motivation and responsibility, and we have great players, a great team,” Emery said during a news conference.
“We want to keep moving forward. The goal for me is to evolve step by step.”
“All teams deserve to be there. This Celtic is a great team.”
“They are used to winning, have many international players and are used to playing high intensity matches. They also play with great intensity at home.”
PSG will be without injured duo Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore as they take on a Celtic side who held Manchester City to a thrilling 3-3 draw at home last year.