Real Madrid - PSG

Tuchel: "This game at the Bernabéu is different to the reverse fixture"

NEWS | 25/11/2019 | Nacho Díaz | PHOTOGRAPHER: Víctor Carretero

"It's an iconic stadium and one that's a pleasure to come and play at", commented Marquinhos.
Thomas Tuchel and Marquinhos took to the media room at the Santiago Bernabéu in the build-up to Tuesday's meeting between Real Madrid and PSG (9pm CET), with the Parisian side's coach previewing the clash in the following terms: "I see this game as being different to the reverse fixture for several reasons: we're playing here in Madrid, which is one of the toughest stadiums in the whole of Europe for visiting sides. What's more, [Sergio] Ramos is available for Real Madrid and they're a different side when he plays".

"They're in excellent form, have strung together a number of wins, are scoring lots of goals and haven't conceded as many. They're difficult to play against. The most dangerous factor for us is seeing the Real Madrid shirt take to the Bernabéu, that's the toughest challenge that we've got ahead of us".
Madridista squad
"I like a number of the Real Madrid players. They're a side that have won the Champions League many times and have a superb mentality and excellent quality. It's a challenge for us and I wouldn't be able to single out just one player. Facing Madrid on their own patch is always a big game".
"[Kylian] Mbappé is ready to play tomorrow, he's feeling good and has trained well in the past two days. He and Neymar are ready and we're a well balanced and dangerous side. Now's a good time to show that we're capable of performing in tough games and matches of this standing".

Tuchel: "It's one of the toughest stadiums for visiting sides in the whole of Europe".

"I don't know how much Zidane loves him, but he's our most important player and we're pleased to have him with us. Sometimes you'd like to have players that you can't have. Unfortunately for Zidane he's our player and he has many players in his team. We've tried to build a team around Mbappé and I wouldn't like to think that his future lies away from PSG".
Marquinhos: "
If we relax here, we'll get badly punished"
"Although we've already qualified, we've got more targets to aim for and can't relax. If we relax here, we'll get badly punished. We'll have to start well and be prepared to fight all we can and give our all to win".

"It's an iconic stadium, with lots of history and tradition. It's a pleasure to come and play here, particularly for a Champions League game. It'll be a game between two teams with top players and it'll be a good contest for the fans. It's difficult to single out just one Real Madrid player because they've got many quality players. We too have potential and tomorrow night's game will be a battle".
"He's an experienced goalkeeper, he's won major trophies in his career and he can offer us that bit of experience that he's already shown with Real Madrid and his national team. He's already proved that he's a reliable goalkeeper and it's important that he offers us assurance and confidence".