Luis Enrique: "I'm convinced my team will fight"

The Paris Saint-Germain coach is in combative mood ahead of Tuesday's Champions League semi-final second leg with Borussia Dortmund.


"Dortmund will press high, so there will be space between the lines. We want to find our best players in the areas where they are dangerous. We have had the time to prepare defensively and offensively. We are trying to keep everyone relaxed, and above all enjoy the opportunity we have of playing a Champions League semi-final. And tomorrow will be a big day."

the game

"You always have to be prepared that things don't go well and be ready to turn things round. Tomorrow, in whichever situation we find ourselves, I'm convinced my team will fight. As a coach, we're always looking to find out how the match will go. What I know is how we are going to play. At kick-off tomorrow, we're out. But if the score changes, then the game will change. We have to be better than our opponents to come through."



"The aim is to win, and firstly score a goal. We can score two goals in a couple of minutes, just as we can concede them too. If we concede a goal, it's not a problem. We have to stay calm, just as we did against Barcelona. I think it'll be a very high level game, very keenly contested, like the first leg was. We want to go to the final, but to do that we have to be better than this great Borussia Dortmund team."

THE supporters

"I think the fans will have a crucial role tomorrow, and we have the absolute guarantee that our fans will be behind us, as they have been all season long, and also when we really needed them. I expect the atmosphere that we all know at the Parc des Princes, and I hope that tomorrow evening we'll be able to celebrate qualification with them."



"I work on that every day. I try to plant an idea, and then the players have to participate in that process. And my team has responded in an extraordinary way since the start of the season. A coach is a leader who has to generate confidence in his players, and I have confidence in my team."