Luis Enrique: 'There'll be an extraordinary atmosphere'

The Paris Saint-Germain coach spoke to the media ahead of Wednesday's eagerly anticipated UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg at home to Barcelona.

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"I think we're in a good situation this season, with a very good collective spirit, and this tie comes at a time when we're feeling good. There's no away goals rule, so I'm really looking forward to playing this game at home, I know there'll be an extraordinary atmosphere. But the order of the games doesn't really matter to us; our sole aim is to win."


"I hope the ambition will be bigger than the pressure. We're happy to play at this level, and we want to qualify for the semi-finals. In the group phase, I saw a lot of good things, others not so good. But today we are very ambitious for tomorrow's game, and we want to play to win and qualify."


"I had Xavi as a teammate, and as a player I coached, but I don't know him as a coach. I know the club well, but I don't know if that will really be an advantage. It'll be a great experience for me, but I'm ready to give everything that's required for PSG to win and qualify."


"My job is to find solutions. There are players missing, but that's the way it is. We work with a squad and we have to be able to cope with that kind of thing. We have to use the ressources we have available. We adapt, and I try to have a positive approach with regards the absentees. I can change my approach, I can use other players. There are solutions."


"There are a few opposing players who are threatened with suspension for the second leg, and we have them too. But I don't pay any attention to that. We want to face teams with their best players so that the spectacle is complete. They're two very good teams, who play very attractive football, and we're looking forward to it."


"We want to apply attacking pressure, to keep the ball. But so many things can happen in a game. They're two similar teams in terms of their approach to the game. It'll be two very similar types of football. Some think we're favourites, others no, but it's not important. We above all have to think of our game, about what we're going to do to win."