Speaking to the press after this afternoon’s Champions League round of 16 draw, Paris Saint-Germain sporting advisor Luís Campos has reacted to his club being drawn against Bayern Munich, in what will be a remake of the 2020 final that the French side lost.
The Ligue 1 leaders were left to be drawn against a group winner after dropping down from first place in their own pool in improbable circumstances, as Benfica’s 6-1 win against Maccabi Haifa meant they were able to overtake PSG on away goals, despite Christophe Galtier’s men winning in Turin.
For Campos, neither side will have the upper hand going into the two-legged tie. He also pointed out that it would be the chance for the team to get their own back after the 2020 final, in which a PSG youth product in Kingsley Coman nodded in the winner, even if they did go on to beat their future opponents in the quarter-finals the following year as well.
“It’s very motivating, I know everyone will be giving 100%. To have the opportunity, first at the Parc and in Munich, to play with the quality we have this year – that’s how we have to see things, in a very positive way, we are confident. It’s a good time to play against Bayerm, we’re feeling really good, very confident with the season we’re having. There are no favourites in a match like that.”