Kehrer: 'Gain in match fitness'
Paris Saint-Germain defender Thilo Kehrer spoke to the press ahead of Wednesday rescheduled Ligue 1 clash away to AS Monaco:
"I feel good, I'm finding my rhythm, my game, all the details, the things that come automatically. I feel better. It wasn't a fracture, it was a little more complicated. It was the plantar aponeurosis and a ligament below the foot, where there is little blood circulation, so it took a while for it to heal. It was a difficult time for me because I didn't know how long it would take. I am now 100%, I am no longer in pain, and I feel good physically and mentally. I don't think about the injury anymore, it's in the past. I'm ready to play."
"Sunday wasn't an easy game. It was a good game to learn, to progress, to make corrections to our game with and without the ball. We knew that Monaco was dangerous in attack. There were opportunities on both sides. We scored three goals, which is positive. We need to focus on ourselves, our game, our state of mind and how to control the game the way we want, both offensively and defensively. We've analysed the game and we know what we need to improve on Wednesday. We'll have to be prepared for all eventualities."
"The coach's discourse with me is the same he had when I arrived in Paris. I have to be ready to play, no matter what the position. My ambition is to play as many games as possible, at right-back or centre back. I want to be ready. I'm used to playing in different positions. It helps me as a player, helps me progress and grow. I have to take advantage of the opportunities I'm given and improve with every training session, every game. I have to improve in certain areas, regain confidence in myself and my game."
"The most important thing is the attitude, the team, playing and running for each other. We need to help each other on the pitch. We focus on the basics of playing football. That's what counts. We have quality players in every position. For us, the most important thing isn't the formation but how we use it, whether it be 4-4-2 or 4-3-3."