PSG must play attacking game at Real Madrid, says Neymar


UEFA Champions League 2021/22: Paris St Germain must play attacking football in their Champions League last-16 return leg at Real Madrid on Wednesday while being wary
of over-confidence, forward Neymar said. Follow UEFA Champions League updates on Insidesport.IN

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PSG lead 1-0 from the first leg in Paris but the Brazilian believes they should play on the front foot rather than trying to defend their slim advantage at a sold-out Santiago Bernabeu.

UEFA Champions League 2021/22: PSG must play attacking game at Real Madrid, says Neymar

“We need to take the actions from the beginning and be the aggressor if we want to qualify at Madrid,” Neymar told a news conference on Tuesday.

“We have our advantage but in a game like this there are no favourites. We have to attack them, play to win. We have to play better than in the first leg at Paris.”

After missing almost three months with an ankle injury suffered in November, Neymar finally feels fit to help his team.

“My recovery was longer than expected but I’m good now. I’m ready physically and mentally,” he said.

UEFA Champions League 2021/22: PSG must play attacking game at Real Madrid, says Neymar

“I’ll be there on Wednesday because these are the kind of games that the great players want to play. That is why I have prepared a lot for it, mainly on the mental part.”

Mauricio Pochettino praised Neymar for the way he had prepared for the match and believes he can make the difference.

“Neymar is very focused on this game,” the manager said. “He was signed by PSG from Barcelona to win the Champions League. Let him show all his talent tomorrow. It’s the perfect stage for him to shine.”

Striker Kylian Mbappe trained with his team mates on Tuesday after being hurt in training on Monday and Pochettino indicated he was not worried about the Frenchman’s availability.

“Mbappe is fine. It was a bit of a scare because of the tackle he received in training. But he’s fine… In principle, he’ll play. There are 24 hours left, but everything indicates yes.”

UEFA Champions League 2021/22: PSG must play attacking game at Real Madrid, says Neymar

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