Aurier – PSG likely to excel in UCL this season due to less pressure

Tottenham Hotspur defender and former PSG player Serge Aurier believes that the Ligue 1 giants are in a comfortable position to succeed in this season’s UEFA Champions League as they are not under pressure.

Paris Saint-Germain play away to Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night in the UCL round of 16 as they press for their first UEFA Champions League triumph.

Despite their star-studded squad in recent seasons, amid many expectations, they’ve failed to impress. They’ve been eliminated at the round of 16 stages in the last three seasons. Most recently against Manchester United who shockingly overturned a 2 nil defeat at Old Trafford with a 3:1 win at the Parc des Princes.

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“This year, I think Paris have resolved certain problems. Frankly, they are likely to go far because there is less pressure on them this season. If Paris want to win the Champions League soon, don’t put pressure on them,” Aurier told France Football.

“Last season, who could have imagined that Manchester United would pass [through PSG in the Round of 16]? I could have bet with my house that Paris were going to win. It was unimaginable. There, it has to be the opposite: that nobody is counting on the Parisians this year [for them] to get to the end.”

Serge Aurier moved to Tottenham Hotspur from PSG in August 2017 after three seasons with the Ligue 1 giants.

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