Although they are well able to compete in terms of players and finances with Europe’s elite, PSG have never won the big trophy, and find a host of sides ahead of them in terms of their chances to do so.
After being beaten in the quarter-finals by Barcelona in last year’s Champions League, they stand a stronger chance of success this year with their current line-up.
This year, the French Champions look powerful, boasting Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani up top, with the not so shabby Lavezzi on the bench.
The magic of their two star forwards cannot be underestimated, neither can the belief their squad has this season. They look strong all over the pitch and are a good bet for the semi finals – if the draw is kind to them.
When you have the likes of Thiago Silva at the back and I am Zlatan up top, there is always a chance. Coach Laurent Blanc knows what he is doing as well, and the squad have that added experience from last season’s competition.
There are some mighty strong teams in the competition this season, make no mistake. Bayern Munich are now 37 games unbeaten in the Bundesliga, with Chelsea, Manchester United, City and Arsenal all looking in great shape as well.
That is before we even start to mention the three Spanish sides. Atletico Madrid have a brilliant chance of going far this season with Diego Costa football’s man of the moment. Namesake Simeone also knows what he is doing and has been a huge reason behind the club’s success.
Then you of course have Barcelona who can never be ruled out, and who rival clubs have nightmares about drawing. Real Madrid are, as ever, on the hunt for the elusive ‘La Decima’ and finally have their rather costly duo of Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo clicking.
Pretty strong competition you would think. Not, however, for Zlatan. The forward believes that the French side has a chance of winning the most coveted trophy in domestic football this season.
After the 5-0 win against Anderlecht, the Swedish international became the 10th player in the Champions League history to score four goals in a single match. PSG boss Laurent Blanc also believes the team just need to be focused and be consistent in order to obtain their target – being at that final in Lisbon come the end of May – and lifting the trophy.
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