Laurent Blanc a press conference at Camp Nou / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Laurent Blanc and Maxwell Scherrer appeared before the press on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s battle between PSG and Barça. The two are both former blaugranes and the man who is now coach of the Parisian club spoke about the difficulty of facing the Catalans once again after being drawn with them in the group stage also. “We have taken some lessons from the game in Parc des Princes,” revealed Blanc, as well as responding to questions about the fitness worries surrounding his team. Maxwell also identified what he believes will be Barça’s principal weapons: “It’s difficult to defend against Messi, we will make sure that we are as defensively solid as possible.”

Below the highlights of PSG coach Laurent Blanc and PSG defender Maxwell’s press conference:

Laurent Blanc

“We have learned lessons from the game in the group stage in the Parc des Princes. We will have to defend well not to concede at home.”

“We will try to not give them any space, but we also have to try and attack quickly.”

“Motta is running and that is good news, but I think it will difficult for him to play a part. Likewise, David Luiz is also recovering quicker than expected from his injury.”

“Messi is one of the best players in the world but we cannot just focus solely on him.”

“Sirigu could have work to do against Barça’s attack. I hope he has a great game.”

Maxwell Scherrer

“We don’t have anything to lose against Barça. We will do everything we can to get through to the semi-finals.”

“In the game in the group stage at home, what made the difference was our defensive aggression.”

On the absence of the suspended Zlatan Ibahimovic: “We have Lavezzi, Pastore and Cavani, who are also very important players for us.”

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