Marco Verratti: 'Give our all'
The Italian midfielder tells PSG TV about Sunday's trip to Lille and the big games coming up for Paris Saint-Germain.
Marco, coming up on Sunday is a trip to Lille, which must bring back bad memories from last season (5-1 defeat on 14 April 2019)...
"We're not going into the game with a spirit of revenge. We know we're going to play a strong team, a team that has had a really great last season. Even though there have been some changes, they're a competitive team with a coach that has done good work wherever he has been. Each match is difference. This time, we're going there full of confidence, we'll have to maintain that and give our all. It's a great match to play, and we want to keep taking points to pull away from the chasing pack."
Lyon come to the Parc in two weeks before you meet again in the Coupe de la Ligue final...
"It's one of the games that you look forward to at the start of the season. You look at the fixture list and you highlight Lyon, Marseille, those sorts of games are great to play. Lyon are a team that can always be counted on to challenge you, even if they're not having a great year. They have a squad that deserves better. There was a change of coach, which is never easy to cope with. They're always tough games against them...we'll meet again on 4 April in the Coupe de la Ligue final. I'm happy to meet them at that stage of the competition, it'll be a great final."
How is the squad approaching the Champions League game with Dortmund, which is coming up soon?
"We're not thinking about that game right now really. We're in a real marathon of matches, we're trying to focus and not think about the next one. Personally, I love football, and I watch games. I sometimes watch Dortmund matches, of course, because we're going to play them. They're a bit of a 'mad' team, anything can happen with them. They can be behind and then totally turn the game round. They never give up, they play with a lot of desire. We'll have to be very careful and be at our best when we play them."