Tuchel: 'Maintain the same spirit'
Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas spoke to the press at the traditional pre-match press conference:
Colin Dagba, Ander Herrera and Mitchel Bakker will be absent against Strasbourg. Concerning Thiago Silva and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Saturday's match is just a little too soon, but they will train with the squad today. We have to see for Idrissa Gueye and Thilo Kehrer. It's not anything serious, but we have to wait to see if they are available. Everyone else is available for the match. Angel Di Maria? After the third goal against Lyon we decided not to take any risk with him, but he was on the bench and could have played. He could play on Saturday.
The team was very happy after the victory in Lyon. There was a good atmosphere in the dressing room. The players enjoy playing, fighting and working together. The team is in a good moment and I hope they will show the same spirit on Saturday. Making a lot of changes won't be necessary. The players have shown a good mentality and got incredible results recently. I'm confident, and I think we'll be ready on Saturday. It won't be easy because before a match like the one against Borussia Dortmund it's always tough.
We're expecting a tough match in Strasbourg. It is always the case there, against a strong, physical team, and in their stadium. They often changes their formation so we don't know how they are going to play. This match coming between a Coupe de France semi-final and a Champions League Round of 16 second leg is a big challenge. It won't be easy, but it won't be impossible.