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PSG - OL (UWCL) : Jean-Luc Vasseur and Sarah Bouhaddi's press conference

Published on 25 August 2020 at 3:37 PM
PSG - OL (UWCL) : Le point presse de Jean-Luc Vasseur et Sarah Bouhaddi
Just over 24 hours before the semifinal of the Women's Champions League against PSG, the coach, Jean-Luc Vasseur, and his goalkeeper, Sarah Bouhaddi, took part in the traditional press conference to discuss this match. The entire press conference can be found on OLPlay.

Jean-Luc Vasseur

“The performance against Bayern was satisfactory because we qualified. We are playing direct confrontations among closely matched opponents. We didn't do everything right. OL have the capacity to do a lot more but the main thing was to qualify. There is a match to prepare for now. Nikita Parris is doing very well. She recovered from her injury. She has regained all of her abilities. Amandine Henry has undergone some tests. We're managing her in hopes of getting her fit for Wednesday. I count on all of my players being available. I'm sure they will make the difference ... Gunnarsdottir has a high level of play. She has temper, she is able to project herself and finish ... We are the holders. Keeping this run alive drives us. There is always a degree of uncertainty in football, but our will is to put our title on the line and win it again. The mental aspect is paramount in these kinds of matches. I felt it during the three confrontations with PSG. We feel strong and we feel ready. It is up to us to exploit the weaknesses of PSG. The two teams know each other inside out… Champions League matches are always very close, very hotly contested. There were finals that were decided on penalties. The Final 8 levels the gaps. "


Sarah Bouhaddi

“The game against Bayern was close. We played a great team. Frustration is normal. We always want to do well. This did not put us in doubt. There are things to improve upon. We are discussing it with the coach and we will put everything into place on Wednesday… We know each other well, us and PSG. The two teams are close. The matches are played out tactically and psychologically. We will try to make a good effort and win this match. I don't know if we have the psychological advantage. This is another competition. We will arrive with our project and our values… I work a lot on penalty shootouts. There is the work of analysis with the team and the staff ... I watched the PSG game against Arsenal. It's a well-structured team, which defends well. They are rigorous. Offensively, we know they like to counterattack. It's up to us to find the right balance ... This is a unique occasion given the health context. We are in our bubble, we do not leave it. You should be careful. It’s a different competition. "










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